Tuesday 26 February 2013


Gomphrena globosa, commonly known as globe amaranth or bachelor button, is an annual plant that grows up to 60 cm in height. The true species has magenta bracts, and cultivars have colours such as purple, red, white, pink, and lilac.Its native range is in Brazil, Panama and Guatemala.

In Trinidad the flowers are boiled to make a tea which is used for baby gripe, oliguria, cough and diabetes; cooling. In Hawaii, it is commonly used in long-lasting leis since it retains its shape and colour after drying.This flower is used to make a garland for Brother's Day in Nepal. The garland is put around the brother's neck by their sister for protection.

This post is part of the Nature Footsteps Floral Macros meme.


  1. Very intresting form on the flower.

  2. det var nåt nytt för mig Mycket fin .
    Ha en fin vecka
    Kram Meta

  3. Such a pretty flower and such an interesting post. Your flower has many uses. genie

  4. Very pretty! Thank you for the info. I love reading your posts.

  5. lol, at first I thought it was clover. Nice flower.:)


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