Herb: Beach Grass

Latin name: Ammophila breviligulata

Family: Gramineae (Grass Family)

Description of the plant:


130 cm
(4 1/4 foot)

Habitat of Beach Grass:

Coastal sand dunes.

Other uses of the herb:

The extensive root system of this plant makes it useful for planting on sand dunes etc for the control of soil erosion.

Propagation of Beach Grass:

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse and only just cover the seed. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out in late spring or early summer.

Cultivation of the herb:

Coastal sand dunes.

Medicinal use of Beach Grass:

None known

Known hazards of Ammophila breviligulata:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.