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Marcus, Joseph A.
Gomphrena haageana Klotzsch
Rio Grande globe amaranth
Synonym(s): Gomphrena tuberifera
USDA Symbol: GOHA
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
A herbaceous perennial that acts as an annual in temperate climates. The most common cultivar is known as Strawberry Fields globe amaranth. It has a red flower reminiscent of a strawberry. It can grow up to 18 inches in height.
The Amaranthaceae are a family of annual or perennial herbs with small, crowded flowers. There are usually 5 sepals and no petals. Filaments of the stamens are often united into a short tube.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Sep , Oct , Nov
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff