Ammophila, or "beachgrass," is also known as European marram grass and European beechgrass. These plants form stiff, hardy growth of erect stems that are resistant to strong winds, salt spay, and even salt water immersion.
This grass is found amongst the sand dunes of many beaches around the world and is important as a means of stabilizing such dunes. This was originally native to the beaches of Europe and North Africa.
To those of all faiths, I extend my best wishes for happy and rewarding lives and my personal hopes for world peace and continued advances in preserving habitats worldwide, as well as saving both flora and fauna. As we turn the corner from our American Thanksgiving into the joyous time of December, I wish all contributors on Project Noah a Merry Christmas and the Happiest of Holiday Seasons! May 2014 be a healthy and prosperous New Year for each of you. Merry Christmas from the Beach! The attached image is the product of high dynamic range (HDR) photography coupled with artistic creativity.