Etymology: Melica: from the Greek name melike deriving from mel, "honey," and applied to a kind of sorghum or other plant with sweet sap
Plants: perennial grass
Conservation Status: Special Concern
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 8 WIS DNR-Bureau of Endangered Resources: Detailed information on Wisconsin listed species including state and federal status, photos, etc. USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Grasses of Iowa: Detailed photographs, descriptions, maps Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources: Rare Species Guide; description, conservation, photos, maps, etc.