Friday, November 13, 2009

Friday flowers - Bachelor's buttons


I photographed these white and purple button like flowers a long time back at a local nursery, and learned quite recently that they have a most amusing name - bachelor's buttons. I wonder how this name came to be?! They have a rough feel to them, but look quite pretty. They are also called the Globe Amaranth and botanically the Gomphrena globosa.

4 comments:

Autumn Belle said...

Butterflies are attracted to Gomphrena flowers too.

azplantlady said...

Hello Aratik,

I love these little flowers. It has been awhile since I have grown them. I think I will plant some again :)

Elizabeth said...

I remember these from when I lived in Nepal. They're a lovely flower. In North America, we have a different species (in the Centaurea family) we also call bachelors' buttons. But I like the Gomphrena better.

Arati said...

Autumn Belle, Azplantlady & Elizabeth - thanks for visiting!
Elizabeth, glad to remind you of your times in Nepal. I like reading your blog because it takes me to beautiful oregon, where i spent some happy years! :)