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Wood Melick

Melica uniflora

Please keep in mind that it is illegal to uproot a plant without the landowner's consent and care should be taken at all times not to damage wild plants. Wild plants should never be picked for pleasure and some plants are protected by law.

Plant Data

Order:
Poales
Family:
Poaceae (Grass)
Type:
Flower
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC

Flower:
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Brown, no petals
 
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:
60 centimetres tall
Other Names:
Wood Melic, Wood Melick Grass.
Frequency (UK):
Occasionally seen  
Habitats:
Grassland, woodland.