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Assateague Island Seabeach Amaranth: 2001-2020

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Time-series of number of seabeach amaranth observed in end-of-season surveys by NPS biologists. Shaded regions specify years where drought conditions persisted through the amaranth growing season. Vertical lines denote strong storms that occurred during the observation period. Inset photo shows a seabeach amaranth plant photographed at Assateague Island (photo source: NPS staff).

Link: Developing a habitat model to support management of threatened seabeach amaranth (Amaranthus pumilus) at Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland and Virginia (


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