According to Encyclopedia Britannica, beach grass, otherwise known as marram grass, psamma or sand reed, is a sand-binding plant from the genus Ammophila that grows on the sandy coasts of Europe, North America and Africa.Continue Reading
According to Wikipedia, Ammophila may also be referred to as bent grass. This type of grass is found almost exclusively in coastal sand dunes and survives because of its extensive system of rhyzomes which allows it to endure shifting sands and high winds. Ammophila grass has a rolled leaf, an adaptation to help prevent loss of water. These grasses play a significant role in preventing coastal erosion and, because of this, have been introduced by the British into nearly every colonial settlement all over the world. They are widely planted in Japan, Argentina and Chile. The name "Ammophila" originates from the Greek words "ammos," meaning sand, and "philia," meaning lover.
According to SFGate.com, there are also grasses that can do particularly well in sandy soil, or a mixture of sand and soil. Some of these species of grass include St. Augustine grass, zoysia turf grass, zoysia cultivars and blue grama grass. These grasses thrive in sandy soils because of their drought tolerance, but do not fall into the genus Ammophila.Learn more about Outdoor Plants & Flowers
Beach wheelchairs offer riders the freedom to move over terrain that is not accessible in traditional wheelchairs, including sand, snow and grass. Some beach wheelchairs also provide opportunities for the user to be in water, according to the National Center on Accessibility.Full Answer >
Mother-in-law's tongue is the common name of Sansevieria, an evergreen plant native to parts of Africa and Brazil that is grown as a house plant in the United States. Also known as snake plant, golden bird's nest and good luck plant, it has long, upright leaves with sharp edges and pointed tips.Full Answer >
Desert plants include cactus, unicorn plant, desert lily, western peppergrass, turtleback, paperflower, century plant, blue palo verde, desert mariposa tulip, desert sand verbena, sagebrush, creosote bush and pale trumpets. Desert plants are well-adapted to grow in climates where precipitation is scarce and temperatures may be extreme.Full Answer >
Rooting mediums, such as soil, sand and peat moss, help a plant stem, leaf or root cutting to grow roots, creating a new, viable plant. Many plants may also require a growth hormone, and an additional heat source to root properly. Though some plants root easily in water, the resulting roots are often fragile and do not allow the plant to grow as strongly as other mediums do.Full Answer >