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Beach grass

any of several erect, strongly rooted grasses, especially of the genus Ammophila, common on exposed sandy shores and dunes.
Historical Examples

The beach grass, I noticed, resembled the buffalo grass of the plains.
Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast Samuel Adams Drake

The beach grass was rooted everywhere in the hillocks next the shore, and appeared to be gradually working its way inland.
Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast Samuel Adams Drake

I spose likely theyd been feedin among the beach grass somewheres out of sight, but I dont know for sartin to this day.
Ainslee’s magazine, Volume 16, No. 3, October, 1905 Various

The vegetation about it is limited exclusively to “beach grass” and an occasional wild-plum bush.
Cap’n Eri Joseph Crosby Lincoln

This is the outside—these dunes where only beach grass grows, this outer shore where men can’t live.
Plays Susan Glaspell

He raced through the beach grass, down the hill, in obedience to the call.
The Woman-Haters Joseph C. Lincoln

In every such case, they make depredations on the beach grass, and prevent its seeds from being formed.
Man and Nature George P. Marsh


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