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Showy Oniongrass - Melica spectabilis


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 7

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General Description
Bunchgrass Stems 60–100 cm tall, loosely bunched each from a corm base. Leaves: blades 2–5 mm wide, ligules 1–2 mm long. Inflorescence a narrow panicle 5–25 cm long, the branches slender and twisted. Spikelets 10–18 mm long. Lemmas: 4 to 8 per spikelet, awnless (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Throughout the western U.S. and southwestern Canada (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 28

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Showy Oniongrass — Melica spectabilis.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from