Wood Melick - Melica uniflora


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

    Identification difficulty

    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

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map