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Flaigg, Norman G.
Gomphrena nitida Rothr.
Pearly globe amaranth
USDA Symbol: GONI
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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: Annual Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Blooms rarely red.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
BenefitUse Wildlife: Small mammals and birds are attracted as well as the Great Plains toad, Bufo cognatus although not known how this plant interacts with this species.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Birds , Butterflies
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1219
Collected 2012-10-26 in Jeff Davis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff