Ammophila breviligulata

Common name: Beach Grass

Native plant

One of the incons of a beach visit and a fine 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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Plant Details

Plant type

Grass

Soil type

Dry, Dry Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period

Late Spring

Urban environment

Uncompacted Urban Soils

Habitat

Sandy Soils

Growth form

Colonizing / Spreading, Rhizomatous/stoloniferous

Growth rate

Moderate

Flower color

Cream

Fall color

Yellow

Size

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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