Taxon: Ammophila arenaria (L.) Link

Genus: Ammophila
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Pooideae
Tribe: Poeae
Subtribe: Agrostidinae
Nomen number: 2911
Place of publication: Hort. berol. 1:105. 1827
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 06-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 19-Apr-2000
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control (fide Econ Pl Aust; Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Rep NCEPPC; Invasive Pl Spec)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Algeria ; Egypt ; Libya ; Morocco ; Tunisia
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Saudi Arabia
    • Western Asia: Cyprus ; Israel ; Lebanon ; Turkey
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Estonia ; Latvia ; Lithuania
    • Middle Europe: Belgium ; Germany ; Netherlands ; Poland
    • Northern Europe: Denmark ; Finland ; Ireland ; Norway ; Sweden ; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania ; Bulgaria ; Croatia ; Greece ; Italy ; Romania
    • Southwestern Europe: France ; Portugal ; Spain

  • Naturalized

  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Northern America

    • United States
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States Hawaii

  • Cultivated

  • Africa

    • Southern Africa: South Africa
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Western Asia: Israel
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
  • Europe

    • Europe
  • Northern America

    • United States


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