Erect, brittle flowering stems to 50cm, with larger spikelets and stouter flowerheads than Sea Couch. Spikelets hardly overlapping. More/less prostrate non-flowering stems. Stiff blue-green leaves, margins inrolled, minutely downy on leaf ribs. Far-creeping rhizomes.
Coastal on loose sand or occasionally shingle on or above the strandline.
Sand Couch. Tramore, Co.Waterford. September 2008