Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 13403 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Ammophila arenaria (L.) Link
Common name   European beach grass
M. Reich   2009MR021  
Coll. Date 03 June 2009 
United States
Clatsop County
Locality Lewis and Clark National Historic Park, Fort Stevens: northern spit, halfway between parking area D and parking area C on the beach.
     Elev.: 0 ft. (0 m.)
Climate NCDC temperatures, daily high (red), daily average (green) and daily low (blue), from 1970 to 2000 at this location.   NCDC average monthly precipitation from 1970 to 2000 at this location.
Latitude Longitude 46° 14'  0.69" N, 124° 0'  42.87" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): GPS
Georef. Notes This coordinate was obtained by a GPS unit and an error estimate was not recorded by the user. However due to the accuracy of most units, a polygon diameter between 25 and 250 meters could reasonably be assumed.
Specimen Notes aspect 0 degrees, slope 0%, Accession # LEWI-00185, CataIog# LEWI 3818 DUP. 


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Ammophila arenaria (L.) Link

     Arundo arenaria Linnaeus

Common Name(s): European beachgrass.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=40449, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Liliopsida
                        Subclass: Commelinidae
                            Order: Cyperales
                                Family: Poaceae
                                    Genus: Ammophila
                                        Species: Ammophila arenaria


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 13403s1.jpg

Nearby Accessions

  There are no nearby accessions.


Nearby locations from the USGS Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) database:

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Clatsop Spit (Cape) Clatsop County, OR 1718 ft. S Clatsop Spit 
Lower Desdemona Shoal (Channel) Clatsop County, OR 0.9 mi. N -13  Clatsop Spit 
Jetty Sands (Bar) Clatsop County, OR 1.1 mi. SE Warrenton 
Jetty Lagoon (Lake) Clatsop County, OR 1.6 mi. SE -13  Warrenton 
South Jetty (Dam) Clatsop County, OR 1.6 mi. SE -16  Warrenton 
Sand Island Dike Middle Light (Locale) Clatsop County, OR 1.9 mi. N Chinook 
Sand Island Dike Light (Locale) Clatsop County, OR 2.1 mi. NE -7  Chinook 
Sand Island (Island) Pacific County, WA 3 mi. N Cape Disappointment 
Sand Island (Island) Clatsop County, OR 3 mi. N Cape Disappointment 
Entrance Rear Range Light (Locale) Clatsop County, OR 2.8 mi. NE -7  Chinook 
Point Adams (Cape) Clatsop County, OR 2.5 mi. SE Warrenton 
Columbia River (Stream) Clatsop County, OR 2.3 mi. W   Boundary 
Ilwaco Channel (Channel) Pacific County, WA 3.4 mi. N -7  Cape Disappointment 
Swash Lake (Lake) Clatsop County, OR 2.9 mi. SE Warrenton 
Fort Stevens State Park (Park) Clatsop County, OR 3 mi. SE 23  Warrenton 
Battery Russell (historical) (Park) Clatsop County, OR 3.2 mi. SE 26  Warrenton 
Sand Island Range (Channel) Pacific County, WA 3 mi. NW Cape Disappointment 
Beacon Number Five (Locale) Clatsop County, OR 4 mi. N -10  Cape Disappointment 
Desdemona Sands Light (Locale) Clatsop County, OR 2.8 mi. E -10  Warrenton 
Sand Island Range (Channel) Clatsop County, OR 3 mi. NW -7  Cape Disappointment 


Taxon Links for species Ammophila arenaria  (L.) Link

CalPhotos, Berkeley Digital Library Project

CNPS Manual of California Vegetation Database

USDA Plants database
University of Washington Herbarium: Plants of Washington (images)

Texas A&M University: Image Library (images)

Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center

Google Images

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