This section is from the book "British Wild Flowers In The Four Seasons", by Thomas Moore. Also available from Amazon: British Wild Flowers.
N. strieta: stems densely tufted, erect, wiry, 1/2-1 foot high; leaves fine, stiff, bristle-like; spike erect, slender, simple, onesided, often assuming a purplish hue - Moors, heaths, and hilly pastures. Fl. July.
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