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sea oats

noun
1.
a tall grass, Uniola paniculata, of coastal areas of southeastern North America, having as its inflorescence a densely crowded panicle, used to control sand erosion.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; Americanism
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  • Run barefoot through the tall sea oats and across the dunes.
  • The primary and secondary dunes are home to a wide range of birds and mammals, sea oats, and many of the succulent beach plants.
  • The primary dunes have low growing vines, herbs and sea oats.
  • So important in fact, that the picking or disturbing of sea oats and other vegetation is strictly prohibited.
  • When climbing dunes, walk diagonally and avoid disturbing the sea oats.
  • Diet includes sea oats, bluestems, and a variety of insects.
  • Existing dune habitat located outside the building footprint will be restored and planted with sea oats.
  • These dunes would be planted with sea oats to help in the re-establishment of the dunes on the beaches.
  • sea oats, croton and morning-glory are the three dominant types of vegetative cover to be found.

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