amaranth populations on Long Island have increased from 182 plants in 1994 to 190,500 plants in 2002 (2003 data will be available soon).
Available at 9-2 in the morning, Kieren Fallon's mount was backed down at all rates for the Seabeach
Stakes and was sent off the 2-1 favourite.
Macaw looks to hold a winningchance in the opening Seabeach
Macaw looks to hold a fair chance in the opening Seabeach
The opening Seabeach
Stakes can go to Jim Goldie's tough performer Macaw.
amaranth is of special interest to agriculture because it has atypically large seeds for the genus and could perhaps be the source of crop-improving genes for cultivated amaranths.
This smart prospect looks to have the opening Seabeach
Stakes (Handicap) within his reach.
amaranth, a rare and capricious plant, flourishes on two beaches in the Big Apple.
amaranth, a threatened plant with only 55 known colonies in New York, North Carolina, and South Carolina, has been found at Assateague Island National Seashore, Virginia.
"This plant became a symbol to me of our attitude toward nature" says Marinelli, who recounted her journey to find the seabeach
amaranth in her 1998 book, Stalking the Wild Amaranth: Gardening in the Age of Extinction.
Two threatened species, nesting piping plovers (Charadrius melodus) and a plant, the seabeach
amaranth (Arnaranthus pumilis), compete with beach-goers, off-road vehicles, predators, development, and storm tides for a narrow strip of beach just above the high tide line.