Moor: definition and meaning

Moor: definition and meaning


The term heath refers to a plant association that characterizes cold flat areas, with acidic, cold, humid but well-drained and humus-poor soils.The vegetation is shrubby and consists mainly of Ericaceae (mostlyCalluna vulgaris also known as heather, hence the name heath ormoorland to heather), Fabaceae (mostly Cytisus scoparius known asgorse) and junipers. From a strictly economic point of view, the moorland has little value since, given the poverty of the soil, the productions it can originate are very small.

In Italy we find it in the western part of Padania.

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