|Common Name(s)||American dune grass, American dune wild-rye, sea lyme-grass, strand-wheat, strand grass|
|Scientific Name||Leymus mollis|
|Location/Vegetative Zone||Primary Dunes|
|Identifying Characteristics||Thick, shiny, needle-like leaves found in clumps|
- Wheat-like on top when bloomed
- Long, thick grass
- Grow in groups
- Can reach a height of 2-6 feet.
- Have a fruiting period from summer to fall.
- Distributed across the Eastern, Western, and Northern Coasts of North America, Greenland, and East Asia.
- Used by Native Americans
- Dried and used grass for basketry and weaving
- The tough, sharp leaves could be used as a needle and thread
- High disease resistance
- Drought, burial, and salt tolerant
- able to last harsh environmental conditions
- Very adaptable
“American Dune Grass”. Monterey Bay Aquarium. Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation. Web.
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