Gomphrena nealleyi [Amaranthaceae]

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Scientific Name Gomphrena nealleyi USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Nealley's Globe-amaranth ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Amaranthaceae (Amaranth) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Sandy or clayey soils in grasslands, roadsides.
Plant: Perennial with brownish, hairy stems 4 to 12 inches long, erect/ascending tending to procumbent (prostrate).
Leaves: Opposite, obovate to oblong to spatulate, 3/4 to 1-5/8 inches long, up to 5/8-inch wide, mucronate tip, very hairy underneath, smooth or somewhat hairy above.
Inforescence: Solitary cylindrical to globular heads 5/8 to 1-1/4 inches long with very small conical blossoms about 1/4-inch long with white to pink bracts and long, tangle hairs; subtended by two opposite leaves.
Bloom Period: March to October.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, "Some New North American Plants" by Coulter and Fisher and SEINet.
Notes: This plant was identified in the Carr post-fire survey of Bastrop State Park and has characteristics of both G. nealleyi and others of the genus such as G. decumbens.
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