Flora of Northern Ireland
Leymus arenarius
© Fiona McCrory
Leymus arenarius
© Paul Hackney
Leymus arenarius
(Map updated: March 2008)
 

This is a robust blueish-green grass with a thick spiky head of florets. Rare, but increasing, on the upper parts of sandy beaches, associated with the zone of couch-grass (Elytrigia repens). Its increase over the past thirty years may be linked to a warming-up of the climate of the Irish Sea basin.

All names: Leymus arenarius (L.) Hochst.; Elymus arenarius L.