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Gomphrena nitida (Pearly globe amaranth)
Flaigg, Norman G.

Gomphrena nitida

Gomphrena nitida Rothr.

Pearly Globe Amaranth

Amaranthaceae (Amaranth Family)



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.


From the Image Gallery

3 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit: Utricle.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Blooms rarely red.



Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry


Use 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 Bank

LBJWC-1219 Collected 2008-10-25 in Jeff Davis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank

Additional resources

USDA: Find Gomphrena nitida in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Gomphrena nitida in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Gomphrena nitida


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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