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Seaside Amaranth (Amaranthus pumilus)

Seaside Amaranth (Amaranthus Pumilus)
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Amaranthus Pumilus, or more commonly know as Seaside Amaranth, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Amaranthus. Its duration is annual which means it grows for one season only. Amaranthus Pumilus or Seaside Amaranth's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Virginia.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Amaranthus
  • Family: Amaranthaceae
  • Order: Caryophyllales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Annual
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N)
  • Federal T/E Status: Threatened
  • Federal T/E Common Name: seaside amaranth
  • State T/E Status: CT (SC) MD (E) NC (T) NJ (E) NY (E) RI (E)
  • State T/E Common Name: CT (sea-beach amaranth) MD (seabeach amaranth) NC (seabeach amaranth) NJ (seabeach amaranth) NY (seabeach amaranth) RI (seabeach amaranth)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACW
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACW*) 2(FACW)

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