Flora of Northern Ireland
Melica uniflora
© Ralph Forbes
Melica uniflora
(Map updated: March 2008)

A graceful perennial grass of glens, shady banks and woodland. Easily recognised by the short, wide spikelets, each of a single flower only, borne on the slender branches of a long drooping panicle.

Melica nutans, found on limestone in northern Great Britain, is absent from Ireland.

All names: Melica uniflora Retz.; Melica nutans auct.