Where is Seabeach Amaranth (Amaranthus pumilus)
located in the wild?
Amaranthus pumilus occurs on Atlantic barrier island beaches in areas where there is low competition from other vegetation, especially overwash flats at accreting ends islands, lower foredunes, and upper strands of non-eroding beaches (landward of the wrackline) (USFWS 1993).
Amaranthus pumilus is endemic to the Atlantic coastal plain from Massachusetts to South Carolina. Currently it found only in New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina and occasionally Virginia. It is considered extirpated from the states of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut (USFWS 1993; NatureServe, 2017). Recordings of its findings date all the way back to 1802, made by Samuel Constantine Rafinesque (Kelly 2013)
States & Provinces:
Seabeach Amaranth can be found in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia