Page author: David Giblin
Melica aristata
bearded melic grass

Distribution: Known historically in Washington from the Lewis River in Skamania County, but now best considered extirpated in Washington; southern Washington to California.

Habitat: Dry forest, rocky slopes, ridges, and ledges.

Flowers: June-July

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Melica aristata Thurb. ex Bol.
Publication: Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 4: 103. 1870.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
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Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Melica aristata in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database

WA Flora Checklist: Melica aristata checklist entry

OregonFlora: Melica aristata information

E-Flora BC: Melica aristata atlas page

CalPhotos: Melica aristata photos

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