Latin name: Melica stricta Bol.
  Pronunciation: MEL-i-ka strik-ta
  Common name: Rock melic
  Family: Poaceae (Grass)
  Habitat: Open areas, conifer forest, alpine rocky areas
  to 10,000', Tehachapis, desert mountains, Transverse
  Range
  Blooming period: June to August
  Click for Latin name derivations: 1) Melica
  2) stricta
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