moor grass


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Related to moor grass: Ravenna grass, Bluestem grass

moor grass

n
(Plants) a grass characteristic of moors, esp purple moor grass (Molinia caerulea) of heath and fenland and blue moor grass (Sesleria caerulea) of limestone uplands
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The 605-acre farm is part of the National Trust's Ysbyty Estate, encompassing a range of protected areas for wildlife, including important blanket bog, dry heath and purple moor grass habitat, which provide homes for birds such as curlew and lapwing.
The site supports a wide range of unusual plant species, such as blue moor grass, wildflowers including carline thistle, common rock rose, bird's foot trefoil, cowslip, fairy flax and wild thyme and meadow brown and common blue butterflies.
4 To your right is a marshy area with the typical 'dinosaur egg' shapes of purple moor grass or 'rhos pasture', green in summer and earthy coloured in winter.
We are starting to spray the Molinia with a moss sludge called Sphagnum which is a key building block for moor grass water control.
An example of the shortcomings of such testing can be found in the Dutch case of the small Natura 2000 site Binnenveld: a few acres of purple moor grass meadows and some small base-rich fens entirely enclosed by agricultural land and the residential area of the village of Veenendaal (box 2).
Fortunately, in this case the main area affected was an area of secondary bog, which consisted mainly of purple moor grass (Molinia caerulea).
This area is designated as a Special Area of Conservation, but the habitats and associated species are threatened by habitat fragmentation as a result of spruce plantation, drying of soils and purple moor grass recolonisation.
Tufts of blue moor grass (Sesleria caerulea) fan out along the edge like sea anemones.
For the Trust, the benefits lie in the control of molinia, or purple moor grass, the main component of rhos hay.
Sherburn Hill's grassland supports rare plants such as blue moor grass, rock rose and dark red helleborine.
A popular design concept sets off burgundy fountain grass (Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum') against blue oat grass (Helictotrichon sempervirens), blue rye grass (Leymus arenarius 'Glaucus') or blue moor grass (Sesleria caerulea).