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|Family: Poaceae (Gramineae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Ammophila||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Ammophila arenaria (L.) Link
Stem: 5--12 dm. Leaf: 4--11 dm; ligule 1--3 cm, acute; blade 2--5 mm wide. Inflorescence: 15--30 cm, +- 2 cm wide, cylindric. Spikelet: 10--13 mm; callus hairs 2--4 mm; lemma 8--10 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=28.
Ecology: Sand dunes; Elevation: < 240 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, CCo, SCo, s ChI (San Nicolas Island); Distribution Outside California: native to northern Europe. Flowering Time: May--Aug Note: Cult for dune stabilization, baskets, brooms. If recognized taxonomically, plants from central SCo (Orange Co.), northern CCo (Angel Island), with ligules 1--5 mm, firm, minutely ciliate, assignable to Ammophila breviligulata Fernald, native to eastern United States, common on shores of the Great Lakes.
eFlora Treatment Author: Dieter H. Wilken
Jepson Online Interchange
Weed listed by Cal-IPC
Previous taxon: Ammophila
Next taxon: Andropogon
Citation for this treatment: Dieter H. Wilken 2017. Ammophila arenaria, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=13042, accessed on February 23, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 23, 2017.