A sensitive species, seabeach amaranth is aided at Assateague Island National Seashore by a management program that protects a portion of the annual population from being eaten and trampled by horses and deer so they can mature and produce seeds. Conservation efforts have helped the plant population increase to nearly 2,200 individuals in 2007.

Seabeach amaranth (Amaranthus pumilus) under protective cage

A sensitive species, seabeach amaranth is aided at Assateague Island National Seashore by a management program that protects a portion of the annual population from being eaten and trampled by horses and deer so they can mature and produce seeds. Conservation efforts have helped the plant population increase to nearly 2,200 individuals in 2007.

plant native endangered Maryland beach

Author(s)Jane Hawkey
Author CompanyIntegration and Application Network
Date Created2011-06-29
AlbumFlora > Grasses/Herbaceous Plants
TypePhoto
Project(s)Assateague Island National Seashore Climate Change
Dimensions1280 x 853
Filesize1 MB
Number of Downloads48
Filetype(s) JPG
LicenseAttribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Required AttributionJane Hawkey, Integration and Application Network (ian.umces.edu/media-library)