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Taxon: Amaranthus pumilus Raf.

Genus: Amaranthus
Family: Amaranthaceae
Nomen number: 315346
Place of publication: Med. Repos. ser. 2, 5:360. 1808
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 03-Nov-1989 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 9 (7 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • coast amaranth  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • seabeach amaranthus  (Source: EndSp TBull) - English
  • seabeach pigweed  (Source: CPC Nat Coll) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Center for Plant Conservation listed:
  • Fish & Wildlife Threatened species:

Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Connecticut (coastal), Massachusetts, New Jersey (coastal), New York (coastal), Pennsylvania, Rhode Island (coastal)]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Delaware (coastal), Maryland (coastal), North Carolina (coastal), South Carolina, Virginia (coastal)]


  1. Brown, R. G. & M. L. Brown. 1984. Herbaceous plants of Maryland
  2. Center for Plant Conservation. Center for Plant Conservation National Collection of Endangered Plants (on-line resource). URL: http://www.centerforplantconservation.org/collection/CPC_ViewProfile.asp?CPCNum=100 target='_blank'
  3. Fish and Wildlife service. 1993. Final listing rules for 39 species: Plants. Endang. Spec. Techn. Bull. 18(2):13.
  4. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  5. Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. 1963. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada.
  6. Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  7. McAvoy, W. A. 2002. Amaranthus pumilis Raf. (seabeach amaranth, Amaranthaceae) rediscovered in Sussex County, Delaware. Bartonia 61:147-148.
  8. Radford, A. E. et al. 1964. Manual of the vascular flora of the Carolinas.
  9. United States Fish and Wildlife Service. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Species Information: threatened and endangered animals and plants (on-line resource).

Check other web resources for Amaranthus pumilus Raf. :

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=315346. Accessed 12 July 2020.