- Flower nameFeather cockscomb
- Scientific nameCelosia 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.