Definition of moor grass in English:
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).
- Slightly taller, looser grasses like blue oat grass and autumn moor grass also work.
- Blue moor grass also provides a perfect habitat for the equally rare Scotch argus butterfly.
- Molinia, Purple moor grass, has wonderful autumn foliage and grows well in paved areas.
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