globe amaranth

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Definition of globe amaranth 

: an annual herb (Gomphrena globosa) of the amaranth family often cultivated as an ornamental for its dense globe-shaped flower heads which can be dried with nearly full retention of their color

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DIY Lei Po’o Step 1: Prep Gather botanicals that will hold up well without water, such as ferns, hydrangea, or globe amaranth. Sunset, "How to Throw an Elegant Hawaiian Feast," 22 Jan. 2018 Single flower: Purple globe amaranth gomphrena, $15 at driedflowersforever.com. Katy Schneider, The Cut, "A Bottega Veneta Flagship, Two Niche Bookstores, and a Climbing Gym in Bushwick," 4 Feb. 2018 Flowers which air dry well include goldenrod, hydrangea, statice, strawflower, celosia, rosebuds, yarrow, globe amaranth, grass plumes, rudbeckia, bachelor's buttons, zinnias and sunflower, to name a few. Dan Gill, NOLA.com, "How to create festive and free holiday decorations straight from your garden," 4 Nov. 2017

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1733, in the meaning defined above

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