Ammobium alatum. - Winged Ammobium. - This is a very pretty half-hardy annual, with composite white flowers, or with, white, dry, involucral scales, like some of the everlastings. The flowers, when gathered before they fully mature, retain their shape and brightness, and are fit companions for the Globe Amaranths, Immortal Flower, etc., for winter ornaments. It grows two feet high; in flower from June to October. The stems have a curious winged attachment their whole length.