Ammophila breviligulata

Common name: Beach Grass

Native plant

One of the icons of a beach visit and a green wave in the wind as it blows off the water. It has a very distinct look with fine blades of dark green and tight seed heads that remain for months. Found throughout the Great Lakes region in a narrow band where dunes and very sandy soils are present. It spreads rhizomatously in these soils helping to build up organic material paving the way for other species making it a important stablizer.  

We grow this strictly on a contract basis as it has very specific site restrictions.


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Price Level: 
Perennial- Standard
Sizing Options: 
Flat of 32 (plugs)
Flat of 18 (pints)

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Plant Details

Plant type

Grasses, Sedges and Rushes

Soil type

Dry, Dry Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period

Late Spring

Urban environment

Uncompacted Urban Soils


Sandy Soils

Growth form

Colonizing / Spreading, Rhizomatous/stoloniferous

Growth rate


Flower color


Fall color



Mature height
2 Feet
Mature width
2 Feet
Max height
4 Feet
Max width
4 Feet

Additional information

Drought Resistant Soil Stabilizer

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