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Native grass naturally occuring in sand dunes along  the Great lakes, Atlantic Ocean & can be found as far south as North Carolina.  

Provides essential habitats for conservation of birds, wildlife & prevents sand erosion

Thrives in shifting sand, & high winds

Often used for dune restoration projects

Spreads by rhizomes 

Grows 1-3 ft tall 

A spike-like panicle can reach up to 10 inches long  

Spikelet is single-flowered

Seed heads appear in late July-August

Sold in quart pots  

Ammophila breviligulata - American beachgrass

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