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Seabeach Amaranth (Aramanthus Pumilus), also known as Seabeach Pigweed, only occurs on Atlantic coastal plain beaches. This species is found in areas on barrier island beaches where there is little competition from other plants. One single large plant is capable of creating a mini sand dune with its ability to bind the sand. It is an annual with fleshy, reddish stems and small rounded leaves with indented veins that cluster toward the tip of the stem. The flowers and fruits are found in clusters along the stems and are not obvious. Germination occurs from April to July, when the plant forms a small sprig that soon begins to branch profusely into a clump.