Tag Archives: Union paniculata (sea oats)

Sea Oats

Along Atlantic Ocean beaches Union paniculata (sea oats) helps form dunes and prevent erosion, protecting the coastline from wind and storm surges. The tall grass also creates a welcome habitat for birds and loggerhead sea turtles.

During a quick trip to Pine Knoll Shores, NC last weekend the sea oats gleamed golden in the evening sun.

Union paniculata (sea oats)

Union paniculata (sea oats) – 7:23 pm July 16, 2016

 

The next day, it was hard to leave the peaceful calm and rhythm of the water.

Calm beach at near low tide

Ebb tide on Bogue Banks, a barrier island off the coast of North Carolina