Celosia argentea L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Celosia argentea L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Erect, glabrous annual to 1 m; lvs lanceolate to nearly linear, 8–15 cm; spikes dense, terminating the stem and in the upper axils, 2–15 cm; sep lance-oblong, 6–8 mm, in wild plants silvery, in cult. plants also pink, yellow, or red; style indurate and exserted at maturity; 2n=36, 72. Native of tropical Amer., occasionally escaped from cult. in our range.