moor grass


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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We are starting to spray the Molinia with a moss sludge called Sphagnum which is a key building block for moor grass water control.
Selective grazers with strong teeth, they like the sweet young grass, but will also tackle gorse, purple moor grass, soft rush, brambles and thistles with gusto; whilst trampling bracken and opening up the sward with their small sharp feet.
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).
I believe my best chances today are at Hamilton and I would love to be there, but with the High Moor grass gallops opening for the first time this year, I think I should stay home to supervise the gallopers.
Huge mowers with a difference have been out on Marsden Moor cutting back hardy purple moor grass which is choking out other vegetation.