West Highland Flora

Marram


Ammophila arenaria

 

Ammophila arenaria

Photo Carl Farmer
24 Jun 2003 Glenbrittle, Skye

Common and often dominant on sand dunes or the upper reaches of sandy shores, does not occur elsewhere.

A tall grass, up to 120 cm.  Spikelets 12-14 mm

ID: Spikelets one-flowered, enclosed by the glumes, which are over 10 mm long.

Other features: Ligule very long and pointed, 10-30 mm long.  Spikelets crowded round the axis in a cylindrical shape tapering at both ends.

 

Ammophila arenaria

Photo Carl Farmer
24 Jun 2003 Glenbrittle, Skye

 

Ammophila arenaria

Photo Carl Farmer
23 Sep 2002 Glenbrittle, Skye

  Ammophila arenaria

Photo Carl Farmer
23 Sep 2002 Glenbrittle, Skye

These two pictures show the plant after flowering when the spikes turn pale brown

 


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