Melica californica

Melica californica

California melic



  • 8 to 18 inches tall
  • Medium height grass found growing with other native grasses
  • Grows in a wide range of habitats and soils
  • Has silvery inflorescences even after the seeds have dropped
  • Does not respond to mowing as well as other native grasses
  • Somewhat drought tolerant and used for erosion control
  • Found in Molate, Bay Hills, Diablo, Hamilton, Altamont, Antioch Dunes and Byron Hot Springs sections

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