Molinia


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Molinia

 

a genus of plants of the family Gramineae. They are tufted perennial grasses. The culms have no nodes above the base, and the inflorescence is a long, generally narrow panicle. The spikelets have two to five flowers and are lanceolate. There are two or three species, distributed in the temperate and cold zones of Eurasia and in North America (imported). In the USSR there are two species, the most common being moor grass (Molinia coerulea), which grows primarily in the European USSR in damp meadows, thickets, clearings, and, sometimes, salt marshes. Moor grass yields a coarse, inferior hay but is a good bedding material. The roots are used for the production of brushes, mats, and similar items. The garden form of moor grass, which has variegated leaves, is an ornamental.

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Other ornamental grasses at their best now are Miscanthus, and Molinia, the fountain grass.
That autumn it began a major Molinia grass cutting project using flailing machines to help shrubs such as bilberry, heather and crowberry to establish.
It is also a component of Molinia meadows, protected in Europe within the Natura 2000 network (Council Directive 92/43/EEC).
Contract award: implementation of natural inventory of natural habitats: 6410 molinia meadows fluctuating (molinion), 6510 lowland hay meadows extensively (arrhenatherion elatioris) in the natura 2000 site torfowisko rzecinskie plh300019.
Global Banking News-January 31, 2014--TD Bank promotes Kelle Molinia
This part of Krekenava Regional park is already included in the list Natura 2000 --pre-mainland section Fluvi-Eutric Molinia meadows 6410 (55[degrees]29'01.
To show it off it needs subtle companions - tall molinia, Cotinus 'Grace' or the grey leaves of elaeagnus 'Quicksilver'.
For the Trust, the benefits lie in the control of molinia, or purple moor grass, the main component of rhos hay.
In terms of EU protected habitats, the characteristics and regional variation of dry calcareous grasslands (EU habitat code 6210) and Molinia grasslands on soils with fluctuating water tables (6410) were described also by Rusina (2010) and Rusina & Kabucis (2010).
Or plant among waist-high ornamental grasses such as Deschampsia or Molinia.