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Cockscomb

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Cockscomb

Celosia argentea var. cristata

Cockscomb is an annual herb and is very common as a garden plant. The tightly clustered blooms are said to resemble a rooster's comb, thus the common name "cockscomb". Flower colors include red, yellow, orange, gold, and pink. The cockscombs are erect, branching plants with oval or lance-shaped, strongly veined leaves 2-6 in (5.1-15.2 cm) long and hundreds of tiny flowers packed in dense, brightly colored flowerheads which usually stand above the foliage. In south India, cockscombs are used extensively for the Onam "Pookkalam".

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Regional Names
  • Hindi:
    लाल मुर्ग़ा
  • Marathi:
    लाल कोंबडा
  • Tamil:
    கோழிப்பூ
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Taxanomy

CARYOPHYLLALES
AMARANTHACEAE
Celosia argentea var. cristata

Cockscomb

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