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Ammophila arenaria (L.) Link

Common name

English: European Beachgrass

German: Strandhafer

Portuguese: Estorno


Kingdom: Plantae (2335)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2237)

    Class: Liliopsida (345)

      Order: Cyperales (81)

        Family: Poaceae (67) (family description)

          Genus: Ammophila (1)

           Epithet: arenaria (L.) Link (2)

Synonyms: Ammophila arundinaceae Host, Arundo arenaria Linnaeus

arenaria => growing in sand

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