I visited the beachtown of Seaside Heights, NJ in late September, and was instantly amazed at the endless fields of Ammophila breviligulata (American Beach Grass) that decorated the tall dunes between the streets and the beach proper.
It turns out that the United States Army Corp of Engineers have been very busy this year, replenishing the sand dunes that protect towns from storms at sea and planting literally hundreds of thousands of the remarkable grass.
|Spikelike panicles waving int he wind|
|Spike-like panicles wave int he wind|
|Close up of single inflorescence|
|Old leaf sheaths|