Ammophila arenaria (L.) Link

Common name

English: European Beachgrass

German: Strandhafer

Portuguese: Estorno

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2466)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2367)

    Class: Liliopsida (367)

      Order: Cyperales (86)

        Family: Poaceae (69) (family description)

          Genus: Ammophila (1)

           Epithet: arenaria (L.) Link (2)

Synonyms: Ammophila arundinaceae Host, Ammophila littoralis (P.Beauv.) Rothm., Ammophila pallida (C.Presl) Fritsch, Arundo arenaria Linnaeus, Calamagrostis arenaria Roth, Diarrhena littoralis (P.Beauv.) Raspail, Psamma arenaria (L.) Roem. & Schult., Psamma littoralis P.Beauv., Psamma pallida C.Presl

arenaria => growing in sand

arundinaceae => resembling Arundo, referring to the reed-like characteristics

littoralis => found on the seashore

pallida => somewhat pallid, greenish

Characteristics

Climate: temperate

Habitat: xerophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: beige, white

External links

Check for Ammophila arenaria at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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