Reminds me of…

Red purple blossoms. Bright globes of color.

At first glance I thought of a field – red clover – a hay crop primarily replaced by alfalfa during my lifetime.

A second glance returned reality. The leaves are all wrong. This is not a forage crop for livestock. Instead it would be a great addition to a flower garden. Imagine it contrasting with a white fence or trellis. Attracting bees to pollinate this and the neighboring plants. Accent it with a row of low growing annuals along a sidewalk.

Globe amaranth

Globe amaranth

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