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Sea Oats

This is a picture of Sea Oats on Hutchinson Island in Saint Lucie County, Florida.

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  1. Gorgeous! Posted 9 months ago
    1. I'll second that! :o) Posted 9 months ago
  2. Today's Facebook post:

    Sea oats (Uniola paniculata) are an important component of coastal sand dune communities in the southeastern United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean. They are heat and drought tolerant, and have little competition from other plants.

    Thanks to their extensive network of roots, sea oats stabilize the dunes. They are a constant in the fragile, shifting coastal environment—acting as part of its backbone. Sea oats promote dune growth, prevent erosion, and protect beaches from high winds and storm surges. Plus, they provide food and habitat for many species of birds, small mammals, and insects.

    As such a crucial part of the environment in which it grows, sea oats are protected in several states along the southeastern Atlantic coast of the United States. Picking or disturbing this precious resource is punishable by law. {Spotted in Florida, USA by JungleDragon user, Matthew Beziat} #JungleDragon #SeaOats #Uniolapaniculata

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    Posted 9 months ago, modified 9 months ago

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''Uniola paniculata'', also known as sea oats, seaside oats, araƱa, and arroz de costa, is a tall subtropical grass that is an important component of coastal sand dune and beach plant communities in the southeastern United States, eastern Mexico and some Caribbean islands.

Similar species: Grasses, Bromeliads, Sedges
Species identified by Matthew Beziat
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Uploaded Dec 27, 2020. Captured Aug 17, 2016 20:00 in 9200 S Ocean Dr, Jensen Beach, FL 34957, USA.
  • SM-G920V
  • f/1.9
  • 1/60s
  • ISO125
  • 4.3mm