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Melica geyeri

Melica geyeri is a species of grass known by the common name Geyer's oniongrass.

Distribution[edit]

It is native to Oregon and California, including the Sierra Nevada. It grows in many types of habitat, including mountain forests and open hillsides.

Description[edit]

Melica geyeri is a rhizomatous perennial grass growing up to 2 meters in maximum height. The base of the stem swells into onionlike corms. The inflorescence is a wide array of long, narrow, pointed spikelets which are green with purple banding.

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