Celosia argentea

Celosia argentea

Celosia argentea

(Celosia, Cockscomb)

FAMILY

Amaranthaceae

Species

Celosia argentea

Common name(s)

Celosia, Cockscomb

Flower colour; life form

Flowers pale pink to white. Erect annual herb to 2 m tall

Distinguishing features

Numerous cultivars, weedy one is white to pink. Leaves alternate, stems ribbed. Flowers in a dense papery spike to 7cm long and 2 cm. Bracts and perianth (5) papery pale pink on young flowers, later white.

Celosia argentea