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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Try perennials such allium, geranium, molinia grass, ferns and small hosta.
Molinia caerulea 'Heidebraut' (moor grass), a favourite with designer Gavin McWilliam, can also be used to great effect, creating a blaze of colour in an otherwise muted autumn garden.
Start with a framework of grasses such as switch grass or panicum virgatum, molinia, turfted hair grass, miscanthus and carex.
"I am not aware of anything similar ever being attempted before." Ms Whall began her crawl through the bio-diverse landscape in the peat and heather moorlands high up at Pen y Garn, where she then moved down through the acid grasslands and peaty Molinia and rush bogs, the improved pastures and managed farmlands to finally reach the Pwllpeiran Upland Research Centre in Cwmystwyth.
nifH gene diversity in the bacterial community associated with the rhizosphere of Molinia coerulea, an oligonitrophilic perennial grass.
Each variety of Molinia caerulea has its own personality and best uses, for example "Edith Dudszus", with its refined upright stems, is just the right candidate for a tight spot.
Stimulated growth of Betula pubescens and Molinia caerulea on ombrotrophic bogs: role of high levels of atmospheric nitrogen deposition.
Other ornamental grasses at their best now are Miscanthus, and Molinia, the fountain grass.