globe amaranth


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globe amaranth

n.
An annual plant (Gomphrena globosa) native to the American tropics, cultivated for its cloverlike flowerheads of colorful bracts with numerous small flowers.
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Noun1.globe amaranth - tropical American herb having rose to red or purple flowers that can be dried without losing color
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Gomphrena, Gomphrena - genus of tropical herbs or subshrubs having flowers in close heads; tropical America and Australia
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Gather botanicals that will hold up well without water, such as ferns, hydrangea, or globe amaranth.
White, pink, and purple heads of globe amaranth, along with peppermint, sage, and oregano hang from low rafters perfuming the air.
At the western entrance to the expo, visitors are met by meadows of purple mealy sage, angelonia and globe amaranth, though from a distance the small, reddish amaranth blooms are overwhelmed by their leaves.
These include the planting in prepared beds of annuals such as globe amaranth, portulaca, sunflower, cosmos, Gloriosa daisy, coreopsis and gaillardia.
2) Marsha Johnston of Berlin picks globe amaranth flowers at the Indian Head Farm in Berlin yesterday.
Some flowers you can pick at their peak and hang to dry: celosia, cockscomb, globe amaranth, strawflowers, statice, and bells of Ireland, and instead of dead heads get material for lovely dried bouquets.