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  Gomphrena celosioides Mart.
  Family Name : Amaranthaceae

  Synonyms : Gomphrena lutea, Gomphrena alba

  Common Names : Bachelor's Button, Prostrate Globe-Amaranth

  Chinese Name : 银花苋

Bachelor's Button,Prostrate Globe-Amaranth
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Herbaceous Plant
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Mode of Nutrition :
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Annual or short-lived perennial herb with a prostrate growth habit (lies parallel to the ground). 
      Foliage: Opposite leaves are elliptical with smooth edges (3-4 cm long, 1 cm wide).
      Flowers: The inflorescence is initially round, but gradually lengthens to 3-4 cm long and is about 1 cm wide. The tiny, yellow flowers are hidden among the white, petal-like bracts.
      Fruits: Dry, indehiscent fruit is known as a utricle. Fruits are approximately round and each contains one brown, glossy seed (1.5 mm long).
      Habitat :
      It is found on moist soils, such as near river banks.
      Cultivation :
      While not commonly cultivated, it could be attractive in a naturalistic garden.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate
      Foliar Arrangement Along Stem :
      Foliar Attachment to Stem :
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Non-Palm Foliage (Elliptical)
      Foliar Venation :
      Pinnate / Net
      Foliar Margin :
      Foliar Apex / Tip :
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower & Plant Sexuality :
      Bisexual Flowers
      Flower Colour(s) :
      White, Yellow / Golden, [Remarks]
      Flower Grouping :
      Cluster / Inflorescence
      Inflorescence Type :
      Head / Capitulum
      Flowering Period :
      Flower Lifespan On Plant :
      Several Days
      Flowering Habit :
  • Fruit, Seed & Spore
    • Mature Fruit Colour(s) [Angiosperms & Gymnosperms] :
      Fruit Classification :
      Simple Fruit
      Fruit Type :
      Indehiscent Dry Fruit (Utricle)
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