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Celosia - Amaranthaceae
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Celosia . . Pink Candle
Feathery plumes of rose-pink flower heads.
Beautiful rose-pink, wheat-like flowers on strong stemmed spikes. Feathery plumes add interest to arrangements or massed in mixed borders. Annual.
Celosia is a small genus of edible and ornamental plants in the amaranth family, Amaranthaceae.
The generic name is derived from the Greek word κηλος (kelos), meaning burned and refers to the flame-like flower heads.
Species are commonly known as woolflowers, or, if the flower heads are crested by fasciation, cockscombs.
The plants are well known in East Africa’s highlands and are used under their Swahili name, mfungu.
It has many medicinal uses . .
One ounce of seed may contain up to 43,000 seeds
The Amaranthaceae, the Amaranth family, represent the most species-rich lineage within the flowering plant order of Caryophyllales. Including the goosefoot family (Chenopodiaceae), the extended family contains approximately 180 genera and 2,500 species.
Species: argentea var. spicata
Cultivar: Pink Candle
(unranked): Core eudicots
Celosia - Amaranthaceae
This is a macro photograph - the background is natural green grass . .
Photographed in Ha'iku on Maui
From my collection: Tropical Flowers of Hawaii
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February 11th, 2013
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