Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Gomphrena nitida Rothrock
Gomphrena nitida is an upright annual herb with pink and white floral bractlets. The leaves are short petioled and ovate. Gomphrena nitida is similar to gomphrena caespitosa, but easily differentiated from it because the inflorescence is not sessile. Gomphrena nitida is found on dry hillsides and rocky slopes at middle elevation.
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Gomphrena nitida, photo Russ Kleinman, Black Range, Kneeling Nun Lookout (also known as ryolite outcrop), Sept. 24, 2008
Gomphrena nitida, inflorescence, photo Russ Kleinman, Black Range, Kneeling Nun Lookout (also known as ryolite outcrop), Sept. 24, 2008
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