California Melic is a two feet high delicate perennial grass. In inland areas commonly on east/north slope, in part shade, under trees and shrubs, Pinus sabiniana, Quercus agrifolia, in oak woodland/chaparral. A medium green, grass that is noticeable when several plants are grouped together. Wonderful under trees in a woodland garden. Give limited water in summer to keep it green or allow to go dormant. We have the reflexed form in our area. Melic (common name, Melic, derives from a longer name in Greek for grass).
Foliage of Melica imperfecta is stressdeciduous.
Flower of Melica imperfecta has color na.
Communities for Melica imperfecta:Chaparral, Creosote Bush Scrub, Coastal Sage Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Southern Oak Woodland and Central Oak Woodland.