New York Natural Heritage Program
Seaside Orach
Atriplex glabriuscula Edmondston
Dicots
Atriplex glabriuscula plant David Fenwik, aphotoflora.com
Family: Goosefoot Family (Chenopodiaceae)

State Protection: Endangered
listed species are those with: 1) 5 or fewer extant sites, or 2) fewer than 1,000 individuals, or 3) restricted to fewer than 4 U.S.G.S. 7 minute topographical maps, or 4) species listed as endangered by U.S. Department of Interior.

Federal Protection: Not Listed

State Rarity Rank: S1
A State Rarity Rank of S1 means: This plant is endangered/critically imperiled in New York because of extreme rarity (typically 5 or fewer populations or very few remaining individuals) or is extremely vulnerable to extirpation from New York due to biological factors.

Global Rarity Rank: G4
A Global Rarity Rank of G4 means: This species is apparently secure globally (typically with more than 100+ populations), though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.


Did you know?
Before 1990 this species was not known from New York State but in September of that year two populations were discovered within one day of each other at two different places by two different botanists. One population was discovered on Fishers Island in Long Island Sound and one near Orient Point on the North Fork of Long Island.

State Ranking Justification [-]
There are three existing populations in New York, but this species has only been known in the state since 1990. One population is small with fewer than 50 plants and population numbers are unknown but probably fairly small for the other two populations since the marshes they are in are small.

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