|Subkingdom:||Tracheobionta – Vascular plants|
|Superdivision:||Spermatophyta – Seed plants|
|Division:||Magnoliophyta or Angiosperms – Flowering plants|
|Class:||Magnoliopsida – Dicots|
|Family:||Amaranthaceae (The Amaranth family)|
|Botanical name:||Gomphrena globosa|
|Common Name:||Bachelor's Buttons or Globe Amaranth|
The most attractive part of this plant is not the flowers, but, colorful papery bracts. The true flowers are tiny, yellow colored. The true flowers and bracts together forms into a globe like structure. Flowers are long lasting. Best used as a border plant. Propagation is done by sowing dried flowers (seeds). Other popular members of the family Amaranthaceae are Amaranthus (Cheera) and Celosia (Kozhi-valan).
The above pictures were taken with Nikon Coolpix. Please click on each picture to get the full view.
Location: My garden at Kottayam, Kerala