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Mountain melick

(Melica nutans)

The Latin name is related to the word for honey (‘mel’) because the stem of certain types has a sweet flavour. The Russian name, “pearlovnik”, is likely connected to the whitish edges of the glume, which resemble pearls.

Summary
Maximum height:
60 cm
Blooming period:
May-June
Fruit bearing period:
June-July
Relation to light:
Shade-tolerant
Relation to moisture:
Mesophyte, Hydrophyte
Natural distribution area
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