Purple Moor Grass

Where can I see the Purple Moor Grass

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Purple Moor Grass, Molinia caerulea, is a perennial flowering plant found in wet habitats across Europe and North America. It has distinctive purple flowers which can be seen from late summer into autumn.

Purple Moor Grass is a versatile plant which can be used for grazing, haymaking and biomass production. It is also an important habitat for wildlife, providing food and shelter for insects, birds and small mammals.

If you're looking to see Purple Moor Grass in the wild, your best bet is to head to a wet meadow or boggy area. The best time of year to see it in flower is from late summer into autumn.

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Geeky Facts about the Purple Moor Grass

Fact 1

In autumn, the foliage turns to a burnished gold and dies back completely over the winter.

Fact 2

In Wales it is known as ‘rhôs pasture’.

Fact 3

It is an important nectar source for a variety of uncommon insects.

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