Leymus mollis

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Dune Grass: for more photos, see Sitka Nature Photo Gallery for Leymus mollis
Dune Grass (Leymus mollis): Robust bluish grass often forming extensive colonies just above the high tide line

Collections spanning the region, though apparently none from the southern outside islands.

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Local Notes

  • Sitka/Leymus mollis: Abundant along upper edge of sandy and rocky beaches on western side of the area.  ?Maybe less common on the east side? (edit)

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Other References

  • Muller: gen; upper beaches, common
  • Hall 2010: "Upper beaches, forming belt along shore. Common."
  • Skinner, et al 2012: "Native grass found along coastal beaches close to the high tideline. The primary dune colonizer in Alaska and used for beach stabilization and reclamation of disturbed sites. Most reclamation is accomplished using transplants. Provides some value as winter forage for herbivore."

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