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Alaskan Oniongrass - Melica subulata

Status Under Review

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SU

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General Description
Bunchgrass Stems 60–120 cm tall, loosely bunched or in patches, most stems from a corm base. Leaves: blades 2–10 mm wide, ligules 1–4 mm long. Inflorescence a narrow panicle or raceme 10–25 cm long, with few branches. Spikelets 10–20 mm long. Lemmas: 4 to 8 per spikelet, mostly awn-tipped (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AK to CA, east to WY.

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 1

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