*Gomphrena celosioides

Family Amaranthaceae

Gomphrena Weed

Prostrate to ascending herb with thick fleshy taproot. Longevity 1 – 2 years.

Flowers: White, 6 mm long, in inflorescence 10 mm wide.

Fruit: Indehiscent, single seeded.


Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout


  • Native to America
  • Roadsides, disturbed habitats
  • Occasional weed along roadsides at the Australian Botanic Garden

Asterisk * indicates exotic species naturalised at the Australian Botanic Garden.

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Gomphrena celosioides plant 

Gomphrena celosioides flower