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Wood Melick

Melica uniflora

Plant Data

Order:
Poales
Family:
Poaceae (Grass)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
A very distinctive and fairly common perennial grass. The flowers grow in very sparse, brown, nodding, egg-shaped spikelets. The small solitary flowers are arranged singly on long stalks.
Fruit:
Ellipsoid fruit, up to 4mm in length.
Leaves:
Wood Melick has pale green, drooping leaves which form dense clumps. It grows in dense patches, most often in limestone Beech woods. The leaf blades can reach up to 20cm long.
Maximum Size:
60cm tall.
Other Names:
Wood Melic, Wood Melick Grass.
Habitats:
Grassland, woodland.