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Wednesday, 8 April 2015

First flowering grass

When you are in the limestone area of Yorkshire, the first grass of the year to be noticed is the Blue Moor grass---Sesleria caerulea. This flowers from early March and whole hillsides can be turned blue; it is quite striking in its electric blue colour and anyone not familiar with grasses will wonder what plant it is. I do not know of any records in the Calder Valley as it is strictly a plant of limestone strata.

                                 Blue Moor Grass near Grassington

1 comment:

ChrisJB said...

A lovely subject and one I always look out for in the Dales and Silverdale areas.