One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Either of two coarse upland grasses found in Eurasia.
('purple moor grass') a purplish-green grass which grows in large tussocks, chiefly in wet and peaty areas (Molinia caerulea, family Gramineae).
('blue moor grass') a wiry bluish-grey European grass which favours dry limestone soils (Sesleria caerulea, family Gramineae).
- ‘Molinia, Purple moor grass, has wonderful autumn foliage and grows well in paved areas.’
- ‘Slightly taller, looser grasses like blue oat grass and autumn moor grass also work.’
- ‘It would also mean the loss of plants such as the mezeron, limestone bed straw and blue moor grass from the site.’
- ‘The traditional breed Galloway cattle will replace an earlier managed sheep grazing regime in an effort to promote the growth of valuable plant species such as juniper bushes and blue moor grass.’
- ‘Blue moor grass also provides a perfect habitat for the equally rare Scotch argus butterfly.’
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