Melica imperfecta, Small Flowered Melica
A California Native grass that can reach up to four feet high and one feet wide. You can find this grass in the south and central parts of California woodlands and chaparral hills, the coast, and coastal hills in the Sierras. If provided supplemental water in the summer it will stay green! This plant produces a pollen that can produce an allergic reaction.
Plant with: Oaks (Quercus sp.) or other trees. Also useful in a meadow-like garden or rock garden with other native grasses, annual wildflowers, herbaceous perennials such as California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica), succulents such as Dudleya spp., and various cactus species.
- Plant in full sun to light shade
- Great companion plant under evergreen oaks
- Hardy up to 0 degrees
- Attracts butterflies
-Native to California