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!