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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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 invasion of beach grass will severely restrict tidal flow and increase sand accretion, even further raising the sand level and ultimately threatening the promenade.
On the left as I walk is the Tees estuary, all seafaring hustle and bustle, while on the right is an inviting looking expanse of sand and beach grass. And out at sea is the windfarm.
But then I tripped over a patch of beach grass and landed on the sand, because that's just my life.
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.
The baskets made by Alaska Natives are commonly constructed of birchbark or cedar, beach grass, dried grass, spruce or willow root and baleen.
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.comer studios, where sliding barn doors conceal the bath.
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. This year, an additional 13,250 square feet were graded and planted.