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
Name derivations: 1) Melica 2) frutescens