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Melica porteri

Melica porteri Scribn.

Porter's Melicgrass

Poaceae (Grass Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Inflorescence: Panicle , Terminal
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: The flowers (florets) of grasses are usually minute and therefore not visible to the naked eye.


USA: AZ , CO , IA , NM , TX , UT

Additional resources

USDA: Find Melica porteri in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Melica porteri in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Melica porteri


Record Modified: 2009-02-20
Research By: TWC Staff

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