Gomphrena celosioides is an annual or perennial herb, sparsely branched, with white hairs, rostrate or sprawling, white flowers, prefers sandy soils. Originally from South America, it has spread rapidly. Usually a weed of lawns, parks, roadsides and disturbed areas. Not a high risk, not really a weed of riparian habitat, at least not yet.

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Flowers

Flowers in terminal and axillary cylindrical spikes around 1 cm in diameter, rachis and upper part of stems densely hairy. Seed brown and lustrous. Soft flowers unlike the similar khaki weed.
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Close-up of Leaf

Leaves are oblong-lanceolate to oblong-ovate to 5cm, smooth on top, hairy below, densely hair in leaf axils, narrowed to an indistinct petiole at the bast.
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Foliage and Flowers

Photo shows foliage and flowers.

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Flower Close-up

Photo shows close-up of a flower.

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