Latin name: Stipa miliacea (L.) Hoover var. miliacea
  Pronunciation: STY-pa my-lee-AY-see-a

  Common name: Smilo grass
  Family: Poaceae (Grass)
  Habitat: Waste places at low elevations, introduced
  from the Mediterranean region

  Blooming period: April to September
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Stipa
  2) miliacea
  Formerly Piptatherum miliaceum
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