marram grass


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marram grass:

see beach grassbeach grass
or marram grass
, any species of the genus Ammophila, perennial grasses used to control the shifting of sand dunes, thereby protecting sandy coastal areas. The European beach grass (A.
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marram grass

any of several grasses of the genus Ammophila, esp A. arenaria, that grow on sandy shores and can withstand drying: often planted to stabilize sand dunes
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5 m layer wind velocity was reduced due to the thicker marram grass cover and change in slope inclination.
However, successive embryo dune colonization by marram grass appeared to signify a change from stability to erosion in the foredunes and subsequent deflation of the dune peak in 1996, possibly as a result of a negative upper beach sediment budget, due to limited availability of loose sand.
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As well as being an important habitat for wildlife, the sand dunes are vital as a natural sea defence - it is the deep root network of the marram grass that stabilises the dunes allowing them to perform this essential function.
Other activities will include a visit to the Watch Tower at Seaton Sluice and its display of information and memorabilia; an opportunity to learn how to make butterfly kites and Marram grass planting with the Links Conservation Group.
THE MARRAM GRASS The Marram Grass was established in 2011, and offer a welcoming, upbeat atmosphere in Anglesey where diners can enjoy an ever-changing, seasonally focussed menu.
The Marram Grass bistro on Anglesey is predicting its best year to date, with turnover forecasts set to make 2015 another record-breaking year, building on 500% growth since its opening year.
Pupils from Christ Church CofE primary school, in Bootle, visited the Formby sand dunes yesterday and added marram grass in a bid to stabilise their movement.