Celosia argentea – silver cock’s comb – plumed cockscomb

Celosia argentea – silver cock’s comb – plumed cockscomb

Celosia argentea – silver cock’s comb – plumed cockscomb
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And here’s another pretty weed I found randomly growing in the farm.
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Celosia Argentea, commonly known as the plumed cockscomb or silver cock’s comb, is a herbaceous plant of tropical origin and is known for very bright color feathery flowers. The scientific name for plumed cockscomb, celosia, comes from the Greek word for “burned.” These airy, feather duster look-alikes bear the vibrant colors that aptly fit the name. The exotic plumes make superb dried specimens, retaining their color long after harvest.
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Celosia Argentea is closely related to the famous Superfood Amaranth as they belong to the same family, Amaranthaceae. Amaranth is a naturally gluten-free, high-protein grain and a staple of the ancient Aztec diet. Some amaranth species are cultivated as leaf vegetables, pseudocereals, and ornamental plants.
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Celosia argentea is called Lagos spinach, which is an important food crop in West Africa, where it is grown for its nutritious leafy greens while most of the Amaranthus species are classified as a troublesome weed in India and China and are commonly referred to as pigweeds. 
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