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Leymus arenarius
Leymus arenarius habitus.jpeg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Leymus
Species: L. arenarius
Binomial name
Leymus arenarius
(L.) Hochst.

Leymus arenarius (L.) Hochst. (syn. Elymus arenarius L.) is a psammophylic (sand-loving) species of grass in the Poaceae family, native to Atlantic, Central and Northern Europe and the coldest shores of North America.

Leymus arenarius is commonly known as sand ryegrass,[1] sea lyme grass, or simply lyme grass.[2]

In the Canadian Arctic, Leymus arenarius is used by Inuit people for basket weaving. Sanikiluaq, Nunavut is particularly known for its sea lyme basketry – a tradition that died out for two decades but has since been revived.[2]

In Europe, the plant's stems are used for roof thatching and can be woven into a coarse fabric. Seeds have provided food in the past. Beginning as early as the 18th century, the plant's extensive network of roots was used in stabilizing sands on northern coastal beaches.[3]

During the 17th century reign of William III, the Scottish Parliament passed a law protecting Leymus arenarius. Under the 18th century reign of George I, the British Parliament expanded the law to protect the plant on English coasts. This law went as far as declaring the cutting or possession of the grass to be a penal offense.[3]


  1. ^ "Leymus arenarius". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 2 June 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Sankiliuaq. Canada's Arctic: Nunavut. (retrieved 16 March 2009)
  3. ^ a b Sea Lyme Grass. Plant Guide. (retrieved 11 April 2009)

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Steamboat Pilot & Today

Steamboat Pilot & Today
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 15:07:30 -0700

#Other grasses that grow well in our high country gardens include Basin Wildrye (Leymus cinereus), Prairie Junegrass (Koeleria macrantha), Variegated bulbous oat grass (Arrbenatherum elatius), Blue lyme grass (Leymus arenarius 'Glaucus'), Maiden hair ...


Sat, 12 Sep 2015 06:18:45 -0700

Leymus arenarius). Vienus suvilioja jos lapų spalva – išties tokį melsvą atspalvį retai kur sutiksi, – o kitiems patinka jų šiaudų spalvos varpos, pasirodančios antroje metų pusėje. Kokiam moderniam kvartale ji galėtų išpildyti šiuolaikiškos aplinkos ...


Fri, 23 May 2014 16:03:45 -0700

And for a seaside-style garden or minimalist-raised bed in the sun, go for Gertrude Jekyll's favourite grass, Leymus arenarius. It is a scarce British seashore native with broad blue-green leaves on stiff stems. But beware: it spreads and will pop up ...


Fri, 07 Feb 2014 16:25:27 -0800

Many gardeners chop back the plants in their beds and borders as soon as they start to look tatty in October or November, but there is much to be gained from leaving the top growth alone until now – birds will take what sustenance they can from seed ...
Sun, 02 Sep 2012 00:22:35 -0700

Lyme grass (Leymus arenarius) – about two feet high in steely grey – is one of these. Or so we thought. A friend, after a discussion about her garden and impressed by my wonderful show of leymus, dreamt of a stunning combination of this with Crocosmia ...


Mon, 03 Jun 2013 23:02:17 -0700

The hooligan grasses to avoid are the runners such as gardener's garters (Phalaris arundinacea var. picta), which is an attractive but treacherously invasive variegated sprinter, and lyme grass (Leymus arenarius) – imagine, if you will, a seductively ...
Kelowna Capital News
Sat, 07 Sep 2013 04:05:49 -0700

On the other side of the steps blue lime grass or sand dune grass (Leymus arenarius or Elymus glaucus) has continued to spread even though most was removed after the first year. Do not use this in your gardens. Other grasses on this side include little ...


Thu, 23 Jul 2015 04:48:45 -0700

Пясъчните дюни и брегове са покрити със специфична растителност: приморски ветрогон (Eryngium maritimum), бяла куча лобода (Salsola soda), Euphorbia seguieriana, безплодна овсига (Bromus sterilis), Leymus arenarius, пясъчна амофила ...

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