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Native Plant Guide

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dunegrass flower
© Greg Rabourn
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Elymus mollis

Perennial Grass-like

Height: 3 ft.

Availability: Low

Growing ease: High

Moisture req.: moist - wet

Exposure req.: sun


Plant description:

Dunegrass is an industrial strength perennial grass. It will form dense clumps and can crowd out many other species. Works well on saltwater shorelines where you may be battling aggressive weeds. Also works in parking strips where it will stay confined. Spreads by rhizomes (underground stems).

Keywords: aggressive, drought tolerant, perennial (non-woody), upright

Articles that mention this plant: Guidance for Shoreline Plantings

Plans that use this plant:Marine (salt water) shoreline