Melica nutans

Melica nutans

  • Melica nutans
  • Melica nutans
  • Flower name
    Melica nutans
  • Scientific name
    Melica nutans
  • Aliasカヤ, mountain melick
  • Place of originJapan and Eurasia
  • Place of floweringFields and footpaths, Low mountains
  • Flowering seasonMay, June, July

What is Melica nutans

Melica nutans or mountain melick (Melica nutans) is a perennial grass in the family Poaceae, native to Japan and Eurasia. It grows wild along roadsides and in mountainous forests from Hokkaido to Kyushu. The grass is 20-50 cm tall with slender erect stems. From late summer to summer, it produces 5 to 15 small ears of flowers in a raceme at the end of the flower stalk. The small ears hang down from a thin stalk. The small ears are white-green, oval-shaped, and composed of four small flowers.

Common name: Melica nutans, scientific name: Melica nutans, English name: mountain melick, Origin: Japan, Eurasia, Environment: Plains, mountains, Height: 20 to 50 cm, Leaf length: 5 to 15 cm. leaf width: 0.3-0.5 cm, leaf shape: linear, leaf color: green, leaf margin: toothed, Flower inflorescence type: raceme, small flowers: white-green, small ear diameter: 0.6-0.8 cm, small ear shape: oval, inflorescence length: 8-15 cm, flowering season: May - July.

  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus
  • Species
    M. nutans
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Gross inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Small ears
  • Leaf type
  • Edge of the leaf
  • Life typeperennial grass
  • Flower colorsGreen
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit color
  • Height20.0 ~ 50.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.6 ~ 0.8 cm

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