(Greek, sand-Iovin_q). Gramtnew. A coarse perennial, with long, hard rootstocks. Spikelets 1-fld., in large, spike-like panicles, jointed above the empty glumes: flowering glume surrounded at the base by a tuft of hairs: axis of spikelet terminating in 11. small bristle-like rudiment. Species one. Eu. and N. Amer. arsnaria, Link. (A. aru-ndindcea, Host). BEECH Gasss. DIARRAM Gnnss. Abundant along the sandy coasts of the Atlantic, and the great lakes. Adapted for binding drifting sands of coasts. P B KENNEDY