Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Gomphrena caespitosa Torrey
(Ball Clover, Tufted Globe-Amaranth)
Gomphrena caespitosa is a small spreading plant with marble-sized spherical infloresences.
It is a perennial from a thick rootstock. The leaves are hairy and mostly basal. Gomphrena caespitosa is found on open rocky ground at lower and middle elevations.
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Gomphrena caespitosa, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Mangas Cyn. Road, May 1, 2007
Gomphrena caespitosa, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Gila Bird Area, May 16, 2009
Gomphrena caespitosa, growth habit, photo Russ Kleinman, Sycamore Canyon near Cliff, May 4, 2010
Gomphrena caespitosa, closeup of inflorescence, photo Russ Kleinman, Sycamore Canyon near Cliff, May 4, 2010
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