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Melica imperfecta - Oniongrass, Small-Flowered Melic (Plant)

Melica imperfecta - Oniongrass, Small-Flowered Melic (Plant)



Plant Characteristics
Species NameMelica imperfecta
Common NameOniongrass, Small-Flowered Melic
Plant TypeGrass/Grass-Like
Sun ExposureCoast-Sun, Inland-Sun,
Water RequirementLow
Soil TypeAny
Flower ColorNone
Flowering MonthsApril, May
Evergreen/DeciduousSummer deciduous/dormant
Height by Width2ft. x 2ft.
Specialty Features
  • Songbirds
  • Erosion Control
  • Under Oaks
  • Parkways
  • Local Plants
  • Butterflies/Moths
  • Pollinators

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