Native dunegrass series
Section: herb Series Dominated by Herbaceous Plants
Series formation: 
Series height:<1m
Series canopy cover:s
Series ground layer:?
Elevation range (lower):0
(upper):   0
Wetland information:[not available]
Upland information: Uplands:dunes of coastal bars, river mouths, spits along the immediate coastline.
Reference:: Barbour et al. (1977d).
Comments:This series occurs along the coast on the seaward edge of coastal dun es (Barbour & Johnson 1977c). Stands of native dunegrass grow in the same habitat as European beachgrass which has reduced and replaced this series [ see European beachgrass series]. Much recent interest in the dune ecology surrounds introduced (exotic) species, such as European beachgrass, that change vegetation patterns on the coastal dunes (Pickart et al. 1989).
Plot based descriptions:Johnson (1963) and Parker (1974) in Barbour & Johnson (1977) each define one association in Humboldt Co. o-NorCo. LaBanca (1993) resampled the area studied by Parker, finding a rather different organization of dune plants. He recognizes two associations. Bluestone (1981) defines one association at Salinas River State Beach in Monterey Co. o-CenCo.
Series Association:Bluestone (1981): Native dunegrass-Hottentot-fig association. LaBanca (1993): Native dunegrass-European beachgrass association. Parker (1974): Native dunegrass-sea rocket association [as Elymus-Cakile and Convolvulus-Elymus communities, = Strand community (Johnson 1963), = Elymus mollis association (LaBanca 1993)].
FormationSparsely vegetated sand dunes
Geographical associated regions: View Regions for: Native dunegrass series
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