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Digital Herbaria

Melica nitens

Melica nitens (Scribn.) Nutt. ex Piper

Three-flower Melic, Tall Melicgrass, Threeflower Melicgrass, Melicgrass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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Specimen & Label Data

Melica nitens

Three-flowered Melic


Location: 14511 Star Cross Trail, Helotes, TX
Latitude: 0.000000

Habitat: Under Juniperus ashei at edge of woods. Good morning sun. Soil rocky, but with good humus and dirt.

Description: Stems mostly 100 cm long,but plant slumps over. Sheaths hairless, or nearly so. Infloresence an open panicle, 10-26 cm long. Spikelets 8-15 mm long, with 1-4 seed bearing florets. Tip of second floret exceeds the tip of the first.

County: Bexar
Collector: Mike Fox
Collection Date: Apr 29, 1995
Specimen number: 156

Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 1020
Accession Date: May 23, 1995
Accession Number: 82

Annotations: SXFRB (In fruit)

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