Sunday, January 16, 2011
Celosia cockscomb (brain flower)
I've always been fascinated and enthralled by cockscomb blooms and glad to see these blooms in my mom's garden have finally sprouted.
The blossom is velvety textured , vibrantly coloured and eye-catching that I just had to take some photos. There are great big holes in the leaves though which are most often caused by insects or their larvae. I was surprised to find that these flowers can have every single leaf eaten off and still survive!
I think I’m not the only one who is reminded of a brain tissue when glancing at a celosia. More often it is referred to as Brain Celosia but sometimes also known as Cockscomb since it bears a resemblance to the rooster's comb.
I hope you enjoy these flowers as much as I do!
Posted by LifeRamblings at 10:00 PM
Labels: flowers, Macro Monday, today's flowers
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That is beautiful, it's a little bit red, too big to be a brain, but it is outstanding.ReplyDelete
My late grandma had this flowers all around her garden but I never knew it was called brain flower. :)ReplyDelete
Very good photos of a flower I also like. I found it at Taj Mahal garden in a rusty color too!ReplyDelete
It looks exactly like the coral I saw while snorkeling in Pulau Tioman. Seriously. :DReplyDelete
It is one damn gorgeous brain!
The last shot does remind me of a brain. :)ReplyDelete
What a lovely bloom! I love that texture.
Carletta@Round The Bend
These are wonderful blossoms. Such a rich color and texture.ReplyDelete
Wow lovely flowers and the name fits them perfect. Imagine having those over here,,,,,,ReplyDelete
Such a glorious RED! I like cockscomb very much. I have never seen it grow into such a large magnificent plant though!ReplyDelete
A gorgeous flower, and a stunning colour.ReplyDelete
Great color, details, and texture. That last photo does look like a brain!ReplyDelete
I have seen them--and I now have a name, thanks to you. Gorgeous photos!ReplyDelete
I can see why this is called Brain Flower. The last picture does remind me of a brain.ReplyDelete
Impressive flower in the last photo and it does resemble brain tissue.ReplyDelete
First time to see this kind of flower, indeed, it resembles a human brain.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing this photo.
the macro shot is amazing! what a lovely flower. i haven't seen a brain tissue yet (and i hope i won't ever! LOL), but yes, this does look like a rooster's comb.ReplyDelete
Wonder the traditional Chinese secret recipe will apply here. Eat whatever animal parts would strengthen whatever part of that person, like eat liver protect liver and if we drink soup out of this brain flower will we be brainy like Albert Einstein or more MC2 *mung cha cha*? hehehe.ReplyDelete
Nice flower really look like our grey matter. tQ
With that last photo, I can now see why it's nicknamed the 'brain' flower. Beautiful.ReplyDelete
FOR THE SHELL OF IT
Hope your Monday is treating you well!!!!
This flower is gorgeous, and now, of course, I can see similarity with brain.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful flower ! I think I have never seen such.ReplyDelete
What unique petals - it does look like a brain! A really pretty colored one.ReplyDelete
Wow! Really looks like brain! Interesting!ReplyDelete
Very nice color. You are right that is very vibrant. Great capture of the details in the last shot. -- Bom @ plantchaser.comReplyDelete
What a beautiful flower! Nice picture!ReplyDelete
It does look like a brain =) a bloody one! lolReplyDelete