Feather cockscomb

Celosia argentea var. plumosa

  • Feather cockscomb
  • Feather cockscomb
  • Feather cockscomb
  • Feather cockscomb
  • Feather cockscomb
  • Feather cockscomb
  • Flower name
    Feather cockscomb
  • Scientific name
    Celosia argentea var. plumosa
  • Alias羽毛鶏頭, Plumosa, プルモサ, フサゲイトウ, 房鶏頭, セロシア
  • Place of originCultivated variety, (Asia and Africa)
  • Place of floweringGarden, Cut flowers, flower arrangement, Botanical Gardens, Horticultural species
  • Flowering seasonJuly, August, September, October, November

What is Feather cockscomb

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.


  • Eye
    Caryophyllales
  • Family
    Amaranthaceae
  • Genus
    Celosia
  • Species
    C. argentea var. plumosa
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Spikelet inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Five-petal
  • Leaf type
    lanceolate
  • Edge of the leaf
    Serrated
  • Life typenon-cold-resistant annual grass
  • Flower colorsYellow
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height15.0 ~ 80.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower ~ cm

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