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Purple Moor-grass
Molinia caerulea
Family: Poaceae

Flowering: July-August. Deciduous perennial. Native.

Flower-heads long, branched, either spreading or narrow.
Numerous green or purple spikelets with 1-4 flowers.
Leaves mainly basal, flat, 5-8mm wide, sparsely hairy. Ligules replaced by ring of hairs. Purplish leaf sheaths. Forms dense tussocks. Wiry stems 30-100cm.

Widespread, locally abundant on permanently or seasonally wet ground. Marshes, fens, and on wet heaths and moors.



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