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Amaranthus pumilus

Amaranthus pumilus Raf.

Seaside Amaranth

Amaranthaceae (Amaranth Family)


USDA Symbol: AMPU2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Obovate , Ovate
Leaf Margin: Entire , Undulate
Leaf Apex: Mucronate , Obtuse
Leaf Base: Cuneate
Leaf Texture: Smooth
Inflorescence: Axillary
Size Notes: Stems prostrate to ascending, up to about 20 inches long.
Fruit: Utricle.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Red , Pink , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


USA: CT , DE , MA , MD , NC , NJ , NY , PA , RI , SC , VA

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Threatened & Endangered Status

USFWS Species Profile: Q2MZ
Status: Threatened
Historic Range: U.S.A. (DE, MA, MD, NC, NJ, NY, RI, SC, VA)
Critical Habitat: N/A
Special Rules: N/A
This information is derived from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serrvice Environmental Conservation Online System.

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 34 - Go Botany (2019) Native Plant Trust

Additional resources

USDA: Find Amaranthus pumilus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Amaranthus pumilus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Amaranthus pumilus


Record Modified: 2023-01-24
Research By: SET

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