Wood Melick - Melica uniflora


30 to 70 cm tall. Panicle 10 to 20 cm, spreading, very loose. Little branched, erect or nodding.


Open woodland in light shade, and preferring lighter soils.

When to see it

Flowers in May and June.

Life History


UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in woodland throughout much of Britain.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 29 of the 617 tetrads.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map