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Melica imperfecta is distributed in the southwestern area of North America, including California, Nevada, Arizona and in Baja California, Mexico. The plant is found on arid rocky hillsides, chaparral and even serpentine talus slopes.

With a common name of Smallflower melicgrass, this tufted perennial can achieve a height of 200 centimeters. The inflorescence is solitary, but has more than ten branching elements.


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