Ammophila arenaria

Ammophila arenaria (L.) Link

Common Names

جزوف (جَزوف) (Arabic), جزوف (جَزوف) (Arabic)

Languages: English

Ecology and Distribution

Global Distribution

All around the coasts of Europe and the Mediterranean region to latitude 62°, but widely introduced as a very efficient sand-binder.

Distribution in Egypt

Mediterranean region and Sinai.


Coastal sands.

Life Expectancy



  • Arundo arenaria L. (synonym)
  • Psamma arenaria (L.) Roem. & Schult. (synonym)


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