Invasion of plant species onto recently exposed beaches of Mono Lake, California, was documented. Three vegetation zones were evident on these beaches. The first was formed entirely of annual species. The second was composed of annuals mixed with salt grass, and the third was formed entirely of salt grass. Stabilization of these beaches was accomplished by the aggressive growth of salt grass rhizomes.
Brotherson, Jack D. and Rushforth, Samuel R.
"Invasion and stabilization of recent beaches by salt grass (Distichilis spicata) at Mono Lake, Mono County, California,"
Great Basin Naturalist: Vol. 45
, Article 19.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/gbn/vol45/iss3/19