beach grass


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beach grass

also beach·grass (bēch′grăs′)
n.
Either of two perennial rhizomatous grasses, Ammophila breviligulata of the Great Lakes and Atlantic coast of North America, or A. arenaria of Europe and North Africa and naturalized elsewhere, having spikelets in long, erect, dense clusters and growing on sandy dunes. Also called marram grass.

beach′ grass`


n.
any of several erect, strongly rooted grasses common on exposed sandy shores.
[1675–85]
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Noun1.beach grass - tough grasses with strong roots that can grow on exposed sandy shoresbeach grass - tough grasses with strong roots that can grow on exposed sandy shores
grass - narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
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The wind rustling the beach grass reminded her of her grandfather's property in Murgon, how she fled the house as soon as it was over and stumbled down the dusty, potholed driveway, listening to the trees and grass sigh and she could have kept walking, past the small town full of gossipy relatives, not stopping until she hit Brisbane.
Examples of this are baleen baskets, which are native to the northern coastal whaling villages, birchbark baskets created by the interior Athabaskan peoples and the grass baskets generally made in coastal and riverside villages where beach grass abounds.
This was a good interpretive moment to explain about the currents that builds the island and bring seaweed onshore, and how seaweed fertilizes the beach grass so that the sand is held in place.
At the Inn at Discovery Coast, you can almost touch the beach grass from your bed in one of the.
Approximately 70 more Eastham property owners are still holding out because they are either lucky enough to have plenty of land between them and oblivion, or they continue to use other methods such as fencing, sand bags, beach grass or other means to blunt the progress of erosion.
The western snowy plover was listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act in 1993 as a result of habitat lost to invasive beach grass, development, and heavy beach use, as well as predation.
In 2008, 46,000 square feet of the dune were graded and planted with beach grass.
The fire burned through beach grass off Carter Lake Trail in the Siuslaw National Forest, south of Dunes City.
But in between snapping photos of snow-capped peaks and golden beach grass, we spent hours puzzling over our topographic maps--trying to make sense of a world of glaciers that were melting so quickly as to make the landscape unrecognizable.
These interesting little horses graze primarily on salt-marsh cord grass, salt-meadow hay and beach grass.