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Release: Hatteras - American beachgrass

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SymbolAMBR
Release NameHatteras
Release Typecultivar
DescriptionVery stiff, large stems, wide bluish-green leaves, medium to late maturity, and light to medium seed producer. Characterized by early vigor, which is important in establishment, and by rapid spread, which permits wider spacing and rapid healing of dunes broken by storms. Well adapted to entire North Carolina coast. Could be of value elsewhere on Atlantic seaboard. Can be propagated vegetatively under nursery conditions.
SourceA group of 18 clones, representing a wide range in plant type, selected from nursery planting in 1963.
Breeding MethodClones increased in nursery rows near Clayton and screened for vigor and rate of spread. Eight clones selected for testing at three sites along the coast. In 1966, four promising clones planted in large duplicate plots in dune building trial on Ocracoke Island. The clone, identified as Hatteras, selected on basis of survival and effectiveness in trapping sand.
Intended UseInitial stabilization and revegetation of coastal sand dunes.
Release Info1969, by North Carolina AES.

 

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