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Cockscomb

Fact sheet: Cockscomb

Celosia has two types of flowers, the cockscomb, Celosia cristata and the plume types, Celosia plumosa (Fig. 1). The tight, velvety texture of the cockscomb flowers look like brain tissue to some people. The fluffy, light, airy texture of the plume types blow freely in a breeze and are planted more often. Both come in a variety of colors.

Scientific name: Celosia plumosa
Pronunciation: see-LOE-see-uh ploo-MOE-suh
Common name(s): cockscomb

Fact sheet: Cockscomb

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