Wildflowers of Southern Arizona
Sonoran Globe Amaranth.
Amaranth (Amaranthaceae) family.
The rounded white (pink) flower heads are 1/2 inch (1.3 cm) wide and composed of overlapping, pointed bractlets surrounding each of the tiny, inconspicuous pink flowers. The flower heads are clustered at both the stem nodes and stem tips. The flower heads feel like dry straw and can be used as dried flowers. The leaves are green, sessile or petiolate, opposite, point-tipped, and elliptic, oblong, oblanceolate, or linear in shape.
Santa Catalina Mountains.
Molino Basin Campground
Location: Main road .4 mile from gate.
See SEINet Pictures and Description
See FireFly Forest Pictures and Description