WHB #76: Marram Grass


This week Kalyn at Kalyn’s Kitchen is the host of her event Weekend Herb Blogging. Entries can be posts featuring any herb, plant, vegetable, or flower. We are heading for our vacation, but I don’t want to miss my entry for this event.

Strandhafer

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

The idea for this entry originates from my son who asked me, what’s Strandhafer – directly translated as beach oat – in English. It’s a very important plant on the coasts of the North Sea in Schleswig-Holstein. The rhizomes on the extensive root system allow the grass to survive in a very harsh and windswept ecosystem. That’s the reason the marram grass is applied in coastal protection measures. It helps to keep the dunes where they are and prevents the coasts of storm tides. And that’s necessary where we’ll spend our holidays. Here two pictures from last year with dunes and marram grass.

 Marram Grass  Marram Grass 002

5 thoughts on “WHB #76: Marram Grass

  1. kalyn (Gast)

    Have a great holiday!
    I do think the European custom of going on holidays regularly is such a good one. Lucky you! I haven’t heard of this type of grass before, but it sounds like it’s serving a good purpose. Nice photos.

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