Celosia argentea

In India and China it is known as a troublesome weed. Louis area as a warm weather annual. It is easily grown in humusy, moderately fertile, consistently moist, well-drained soils in full sun.

Tolerates light shade and dry soils. Thrives in hot and humid St. Common cockscomb is an erect, usually much-branche annual plant growing – 200cm tall.

Common Name ‎: ‎cockscomb Type ‎: ‎Annual Flower ‎: ‎Showy, Good Cut, Good Dried Height ‎: ‎0. Exact native location is unknown. Stem erect, green or re glabrous, often branched.

Flora of the Hawaiian Islands website. Celosia argentea Linnaeus, Sp. Leaves are tender and smooth to touch, lanceolate to elliptic shape.

Older leaves have a broader base compared to young leaves which are narrower in shape. Stems are fleshy stems and cultivars with red flowers .

The showy flowers may last for . Priya KS(1), Arumugam G, Rathinam B, Wells A, Babu M. Author information: (1)Biomaterials Division, Central Leather Research Institute, Adyar, Chennai, India. OBJECTIVE: To isolate and characterize bioactive compounds . This plant is frequently damaged . Over compounds from this plant were isolated and . Amaranthaceae, is widely used as traditional medicine with a long history in China. The leaves are simple, alternate without stipules.

The petiole is indistinctly demarcated. The blade is ovate to lanceolate-obling or narrowly linear. Annual erect herbs, simple or with many ascending branches. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (K).

Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa. The useful plants of west tropical Africa, Vol 1. It is hardy to zone (UK) and is frost tender. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Win Insects.

Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers.

Information from Haroun Hallack. Inflorescence – Terminal cristate .