Chiefly British term: an extensive area of open rolling infertile land consisting of sand, rock, or peat usually covered with heather, bracken, coarse grass and sphagnum moss, a boggy area of wasteland usually dominated by grasses and sedges growing in a thick layer of peat.
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... idaeus), sheathed cottonsedge (Eriophorum vaginatum), bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum), sedges (Carex spp.), hairgrass (Deschampsia flexuosa), moor-grass (Molinia spp.), reindeer lichens (Cladonia spp.), Sphagnum spp., fire moss (Ceratodon purpureus), Polytrichum spp., mountain fern moss (Hylocomium ...
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