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Leymus mollis (Trin.) Pilg.
American Dunegrass, American Dune Grass
Poaceae (Grass Family)
USDA Symbol: lemo8
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), GL (N), SPM (N)
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Inflorescence: Spikelet , Terminal
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 5-1/2 feet tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: The flowers (florets) of grasses are usually minute and therefore inconspicuous.
DistributionUSA: AK , CA , IL , MA , ME , MI , NH , OR , PA , WA
Canada: NB , NL , NS , PE
Native Habitat: Coastal sand dunes, marshes.
Mr. Smarty Plants says
Native plants of dune erosion control in Michigan
May 30, 2008
We care for Lake Michigan dune near our home in New Buffalo and would like to provide erosion control with native species that will also enhance the beauty of the dune with long lasting flowers. The ...
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National Wetland Indicator Status
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Leymus mollis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Leymus mollis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Leymus mollis
MetadataRecord Modified: 2012-11-07
Research By: TWC Staff