Taxon  Report   310 
Ammophila arenaria  (L.) Link
Beachgrass,  European beach grass, European beachgrass

Ammophila arenaria
© 2015 Zoya Akulova
Ammophila arenaria
© 2014 Trent M. Draper
Ammophila arenaria
© 2003 Christopher L. Christie
Ammophila arenaria, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.
The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as high   (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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Ammophila arenaria
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Ammophila
Coastal Strand
Habitat: coastal [Walker]
Wetlands:Usually occurs in non wetlands, but occasionally found in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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International Plants Names Index

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 05, 2015).

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