Flower Database

Feather cockscomb

Basic information
Flower Name
Feather cockscomb
Formal Name
Celosia argentea var. plumosa
Alias
羽毛鶏頭, Plumosa, 房鶏頭
Habitat
Cultivated variety, (Asia and Africa)
Morph
non-cold-resistant annual grass
Comment
Feather cockscomb or Umou keitou (scientific name: Celosia argentea var. Plumosa) is a cultivar of Asiatic-African native Celosia argente and is a non-cold tolerant annual plant belonging to the family Amaranthaceae. Since the corolla is as soft as a feather, it is also called the Fusageitou in Japanese. It is a plumosa chicken head and is called 'Feather cockscomb', which means the feather chicken head in English. In general, what is thought to be a flower is not a flower, but a stem that is deformed and colored. Real flowers are small white ones near the base of the stem.
Common name: Feather cockscomb, scientific name:Celosia argentea var. plumosa, Origin: Horticulture varieties native to Asia, Africa , plant height: 15 cm (fertile varieties)-80 cm, leaf shape: egg-shaped needle shape / long oval, Phyllotaxis: alternate, petal: no, number of pods: 5, number of stamens: 5, ovary: 1 (with long style), fruit type: follicle, seed color: black.
Detailed information
Order
Caryophyllales
Family
Amaranthaceae
Genus
Celosia
Species
C. argentea var. plumosa
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Spike Inflorescence
Petal shape
5petals
Leaf type
Lanceolate
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
Ct flower・Flower arrangement Botanic garden cultivated variety Garden
Color
Red, Pink, Orange, Yellow, White
Season
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov
Height
15  ~ 80  [cm]
Diameter
 ~