Friday, October 23, 2009

Celosia



Amaranth family. Celosia exhibits fasciation
or cresting which is a condition of growth where the tip
of the stem elongates perpendicular to the vertical
direction of growth. This produces a flattened and
elaborately contorted flower head with undulating folds.
In celosia with its brilliant red color this resembles a cockscomb.

With 2 weeks of cool nights and rain the celosia is drooping.
I'll cut the heads off, let them dry, and collect the small black
seeds for next year.
10-23-09

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