Melica torreyana

Melica torreyana

Torrey’s melic



  • Bunchgrass often found under oaks on banks with culms curving downward
  • Culm lengths are typically about 1 foot (but can be longer)
  • Although this grass likes dry shade it is often found with ferns and bulbs along stream banks well above the water line
  • Found in Molate, Bay hills, Diablo, Hamilton and Altamont sections

Berkeley, Briones RP, El Sobrante, Kennedy Grove RP, Lime Ridge, Mt. Diablo, Mt. Diablo north, Orinda, Redwood RP, Sibley RP, Tilden RP


1 gallon, Deepot

bloom season Apr
pollinators Butterflies
habitat Coastal scrub
growth habit Creeping
sun Full Shade
soil Good
flower color Inconspicuous
bloom season Jun
water Low
bloom season Mar
bloom season May
soil Moderate
sun Part Shade
soil Poor
soil Well-drained

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