Molinia, or moor grass, is a genus of two species of flowering plants in the grass family, native to damp moorland in Eurasia and northern Africa. They are both herbaceous perennial grasses.
The genus is named after Juan Ignacio Molina, a 19th-century Chilean naturalist.
The genus is named after Juan Ignacio Molina, a 19th-century Chilean naturalist.Species Molinia caerulea (L.) Moench - (purple moor grass) - Eurasia + northern Africa from Ireland + Morocco to Ethiopia + Kazakhstan; naturalized in parts of United States + Canada Molinia japonica Hack. (Japanese moor grass) - Japan, Korea, Anhui, Zhejiang, Sakhalin, Kuril formerly included Catabrosa aquatica Molinia distans - Puccinellia distans Molinia distans var. reptans - Puccinellia maritima Molinia fauriei - Diarrhena fauriei Molinia fluitans - Glyceria fluitans Molinia maritima - Puccinellia maritima Molinia maxima - Glyceria maxima Molinia olgae - Festuca olgae Molinia pendulina - Arctophila fulva Molinia plicata - Glyceria fluitans Molinia remota - Poa remota Molinia retusa - Disakisperma dubium Molinia serotina - Cleistogenes serotina Molinia spiculosa - Glyceria spiculosa Molinia squarrosa - Cleistogenes squarrosa