Flower Database

Gomphrena globosa

Basic information
Flower Name
Gomphrena globosa
Formal Name
Gomphrena globosa
Alias
Habitat
Tropical America
Morph
Hardy Annual grass
Comment
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.
Detailed information
Order
Caryophyllales
Family
Amaranthaceae
Genus
Gomphrena
Species
G. globosa
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Head
Petal shape
5petals
Leaf type
Elliptic
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
Garden
Color
Red, Pink, White
Season
Jul Aug Sep Oct
Height
50  ~ 50  [cm]
Diameter
1.5  ~ 2.5