Ammophila breviligulata

American Beach Grass, Sarah Carr 2014

American Beach Grass, Sarah Carr 2014

Photo Courtesy of K. Hubeny

Common Name(s) American Beachgrass
Scientific name Ammophila breviligulata
Family Poaceae
Location/Vegetative Zone  Primary Dune
Flowering Period
Identifying Characteristics  Long and narrow leaves


  • A leafy native bunch grass.
  • Can grow up to about a meter tall.
  • The seed head is a spike-like panicle, about ten inches long, and appears in late July to August.
  • It has long and narrow leaves.




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