Family: Amaranth (Amaranthaceae)
Size: To 0.5 in. wide
Other names: Tufted globe amaranth
Notes: This plant, looking on the surface like a clover, has neither the individual flowers of a clover nor the appropriate foliage. The individual flowers have 5 whitish petals with a greenish midline. The foliage consists of a basal rosette of lance shaped leathery leaves covered with fine white hairs. 3 species of Gomphrena in Arizona.
This plant is found on the Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch Working Check list of flora.
Tufted globe amaranth plant profile on the USDA Plants server.