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Melica stricta
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Scientific classification
Genus:
Melica
Species:
stricta

Melica stricta is a species of grass known by the common name rock melic.

Distribution

It is native to California, Oregon, Nevada, and Utah in the western United States. It grows in mountain and plateau habitats, including areas with an alpine climate.

Description

It is a perennial bunchgrass which varies in maximum height from 10 to 90 centimeters. The inflorescence is a narrow panicle of V-shaped green and purple banded spikelets.

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