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Ammophila arenaria

Ammophila arenaria
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Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-26
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-06 21:16
Viewed: 2532
Points: 14
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Ammophila arenaria is a species of grass known by the common names European Marram Grass and European Beachgrass. It is one of two species of the genus Ammophila (marram grass). It is native to the coastlines of Europe and North Africa where it grows in the sands of beach dunes. It is a perennial grass forming stiff, hardy clumps of erect stems up to 1.2 metres (3.9 ft) in height. It grows from a network of thick rhizomes which give it a sturdy anchor in its sand substrate and allow it to spread outward. These rhizomes can grow laterally by 2 meters (7 feet) in six months. One clump can produce 100 new shoots annually.
The rhizomes tolerate submersion in sea water and can break off and float in the currents to establish the grass at new sites. The leaves are thick and coated in a white waxy cuticle. They are up to 1 metre (3.3 ft) long and sharply pointed. The cylindrical inflorescence is up to 30 centimetres (12 in) long. It is adapted to habitat made up of shifting, accreting sand layers, as well as that composed of stabilized dunes.

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This photo is taken in Meijendel Wassenaar, Zuid-Holland, Nederland.

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Bona i original presentació. Es nota que ets un expert jeje.
Espero que vagi tot bé. Jo he estat quatre dies per la zona d'Esterri de Cardós
i em tornaria ara mateix. En aquell micro clima ja es fan ceps de diferents tipus, rosinyols...
pero la realitat calurosa la tinc aquí.

Salutacions Ferran: Josep Ignasi.

good macro. nice colors and details. thanks for sharing.

good to see some grasses, they can be quite interesting. Excellent photograph with good details and lighting bringing out the fine details of the grass. regards yiannis

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-07-07 5:08]

Hello Ferran,
such a lively view in its minimalist style. Excellent sharpness and pleasant softness of the sky as its pretty background.
nice scenery.
Truly a useful educational notes.


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  • senoli (60)
  • [2011-07-07 7:10]

Hi Ferran ,
very nice macro work good colour


Hi Ferran,
simple, but beautiful. Amazing background. Many details. Interesting composition.
Thanks for sharing,

nice coastal closeup, greetigns Ori

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