Sandy Beach Canvas Wall Pictures
Sandy Beach Canvas Wall Pictures This hardy grass grows on the dunes just above the beach. By anchoring shifting sand and cutting coastal winds, beach grass creates a place where other plants can grow more easily. These beach grasses are found almost exclusively on the first line of coastal sand dunes; their extensive systems of creeping underground stems or rhizomes allow them to thrive under conditions of shifting sands and high winds, and to help stabilize and prevent coastal erosion. American marram grass is a species of grass that is native to eastern North America, where it grows on sand dunes along the Atlantic Ocean and Great Lakes coasts. Beach grass thrives under conditions of shifting sand, sand burial and high winds; it is a dune-building grass that builds the first line of sand dunes along the coast. Beach grass is less vigorous in stabilized sand, and is only infrequently found further inland than the coastal foredunes. Conditions here are harsh for plants; few nutrients, almost no water, extreme temperature changes and blowing sand characterize dune habitats. Beaches and dunes are extreme environments, with pounding surf, blowing sand and blazing sun. Plants and animals here live on the edge, often very susceptible to human impacts.