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Marram Grass

Ammophila arenaria

Plant Data

Order:
Poales
Family:
Poaceae (Grass)
Type:
Flower
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC

Flower:
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Yellow, no petals
 
Long one-flowered dense flower spikes, straw-coloured.
Fruit:
A single-seeded dry fruit (caryopsis).
Leaves:
Sharp-pointed leaf blades at their tips. The leaves are also tightly rolled inwards and bluish green in colour. The upper surfaces are hairy but lower surfaces are glabrous.
Maximum Size:
1 metre tall
Foraging Notes:
The roots can be eaten.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Bent Grass, European Beachgrass, European Marram Grass, Marram, Mel Grass, Sea Matweed, Sea Reed.
Frequency (UK):
Common
Habitats:
Beaches, sand dunes, seaside.