Posts Tagged ‘stabilization’

An Anchor with Color

Beach morning glory, Ipomoea pes-caprae, is a pioneer species that works with sea oats to anchor dunes. The bright green leaves and the purple flowers provide a brilliant contrast to the white sugar sand of Grayton Beach. TrudieBell Website http://www.belloftheborders.photoshelter.com License this image http://www.belloftheborders.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Grayton-Beach-Florida/G0000YQlri6.TLKc/I0000TsgYP99hRYU Contact tdbell9520@comcast.net

Sea Oats

The coastal dune systems are incredibly harsh areas for plants. The combination of salt spray, shifting sand and the lack of water retention by the sand defeats most plants that attempt to grow there. Sea oats, Uniola paniculata, is a colonizing species of the dunes. The root system of the sea oats help stabilize the […]