Botanical name: Gomphrena serrata Family: Amaranthaceae (Amaranth family)
Synonyms: Gomphrena bicolor, Gomphrena decumbens
Prostrate Globe Amaranth is a perennial herb, prostrate, 20-50 cm tall, rooting at lower nodes and internodes, usually forming a dense mat. Plant is green to dark green. Leaves are elliptic to oblong-obovate, pointed at tip, velvet-hairy on upper surface. Flower-spikes are snow-white, spherical, elongating to a cylinder up to 2.5 cm long. A closely related species Cockscomb Gomphrena has longer flower-spikes, which become as long as 8.5 cm. Bracteole crest large, extending from the tip to or beyond the middle of the bracteole, with prominent teeth along the margin. Prostrate Globe Amaranth is native to South America, naturalized in India.
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