What is Gomphrena globosa
Gomphrena globosa or Sennichiko (scientific name: Gomphrena globosa) is a horticultural species, an annual grass of the genus Gomphrena. Put a lovely round head like a bonbon on a thin branch. What looks like this flower is actually a small bract. it can be seen hardly the flowers. It is planted in cut flowers, Buddhist flowers, potted plants, flower beds. Since it will not fade even after drying, it is also used as dry flower, potpourri. For rituals in Africa, for medicinal herbs in China, for Indochinese Peninsula for young buds and leaves for edible use. Kibana Sen-nichiko 'Strawberry Field' (scientific name: G. haageana "Strawberry Fields") has a flower color of bright orange yellow and bright orange red, and its plant height increases to 1 m. Akaba sen-nichiko (Alternanthera dentata 'Rubiginosa') is a leafy red variety.
Generic name: Gomphrena globosa, or Sen-nichiko, Scientific name: Gomphrena globosa, aka: Gomphrena, Origin: Tropical America, Leaves: Oval, Leaf margin: All edges, leaves: Reflective, Flower color: Peach · White · Purple red, Flowering period: July to October , Flower Diameter (actually, small bract diameter): 1.5 ~ 2.5 cm, Number of Flower Sections: 5, Fruit Type: Fruits.