Native Plant Communities
Synonyms: Active Dune, Beach Dune
Active coastal dune with sand substrate; xeric; temperate or subtropical; occasional or rare fire; sea oats and/or mixed salt-spray tolerant grasses and herbs.
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Frontal (active) dune on St. George Island. Photo by Shirley Denton.
Low dune on the St. Joseph Peninsula at Salinas Park. Photo by Shirley Denton.