Taxon  Report   310    
Ammophila arenaria  (L.) Link
Beachgrass,  European beach grass, European beachgrass
Ammophila arenaria
© 2009 Neal Kramer
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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. Cal-IPC rating: High

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Ammophila arenaria
© 2015 Zoya Akulova
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Ammophila
Communities: Coastal Strand

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Dec 17, 2018).