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Celosia argentea
Common names: Cockscombs, feathered amaranths

This plant is a wild form of the commonly propogated celosias (cockscombs). While it is origionaly from Asia it has spread as a weed around the tropics to Africa, Asia and South America.

Amaranthaceae Celosia argentea

This particular Celosia argentea photo was taken at the Lyon arboretum in Manoa Valley, Oahu. Like most Celosias it needs constant water. Thus, it is found in damp tropical surrounds where the drainage is very good.

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Text by Rob Nelson

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