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Life's a Beach

Beach vitex on DeBordieu Beach.
Beach vitex on DeBordieu Beach, in Georgetown County, South Carolina. The long stems can grow up to 60 feet. This thick vegetative mat prevents sea turtles from getting close to the dunes to lay their eggs.
Beach vitex in bloom.
Beach vitex in bloom.
Beach vitex at Brown's Ferry.
Beach vitex at Brown's Ferry on the Black River, South Carolina. Beach vitex seeds are floating down this river to the beach, where new plants are sprouting up.
Beach vitex on a dune.
Beach vitex on a dune. The sand is washed away from the plant, indicating that beach vitex does not help control dune erosion.

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