Sand grass

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(Bot.) any species of grass which grows in sand; especially, a tufted grass (Triplasis purpurea) with numerous bearded joints, and acid awl-shaped leaves, growing on the Atlantic coast.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Most incidental flounder catches seem to come from the lush grass beds interspersed with sandy potholes, or the patchwork of sand grass known as "broken bottom." The former offers more defined targets, as sandy potholes offer significant depth variances from surrounding grass.
I CLEARLY remember the day I first saw early sand grass on the dunes at Aberffraw, on Anglesey.
If you want to see early sand grass at Aberffraw, you should look for it in areas closely grazed or excavated by rabbits, the trampled areas along the edges of footpaths or the margins of fixed dune blowouts.
United's manager has long blamed the special fibre sand grass surface which is used at the training ground in Benton, as well as at St James's Park, for the flood of tears and strains which have crippled the Magpies' first team squad.
Newborough is home to many rare species such as dune heleborine, early sand grass great crested newts, and medicinal leech.