Flower NameFeather cockscomb
Formal NameCelosia argentea var. plumosa
Alias羽毛鶏頭, Plumosa, 房鶏頭
HabitatCultivated variety, (Asia and Africa)
Morphnon-cold-resistant annual grass
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.
SpeciesC. argentea var. plumosa
Flower typeActinomorphic Flower
Flower arraySpike Inflorescence
Flowering placeCt flower・Flower arrangement Botanic garden cultivated variety Garden
ColorRed, Pink, Orange, Yellow, White
SeasonJul Aug Sep Oct Nov
Height15 ~ 80 [cm]