Leymus mollis

Common Names   American dune grass, American dune wild-rye, sea lyme-grass, strand-wheat, strand grass
Family  Poaceae
Vegetative Zone  Primary Dunes
Plant Status
Life Span
Height 2-6 ft
Flowering Period  June-July
Fruiting Period Summer-Fall
Distribution  Eastern, Western, and Northern Coasts of North America, Greenland, East Asia
Identifying Characteristics  Thick, shiny, needle-like leaves found in clumps


  • Leaves
    • green
    • wheat-like on top when bloomed
    • long, thick grass
  • Grow in groups


  • High disease resistance
  • Drought, Burial, and Salt Tolerant
    • able to last harsh environmental conditions
  • Very adaptable

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