Latin name: Melica frutescens Scribner
  Pronunciation: MEL-i-ka froo-TES-ens

  Common name: Tall melica
  Family: Poaceae (Grass)
  Habitat: Dry slopes to 5000', creosote bush
  scrub and pinyon-juniper woodland in deserts,
  coastal sage scrub and southern oak woodland
  throughout interior cismontane California

  Blooming period: March to May
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Melica
  2) frutescens
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