Friday, February 4, 2011

macro flowers: Cockscomb

I have joined this meme for a while now, and I am loving it. First I love flowers. Second, the badge for this meme is the North Borneo Orchid.

Join Macro Flowers Saturday, a photo meme for macro photos and close-ups of flowers, garden flowers, wildflowers, blossoms, flowers with insects and butterflies (no insects without flowers), flowers with raindrops and whatever beautiful plants, plant seeds or berries you have, in close-up.

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Macro Flower Saturday
Bluberry craft and hobby time

Cockscomb flowers are also known as Wool Flowers or Brain Celosia, suggestive of a highly colored brain. The flowers belong to the amaranth family, Amaranthaceae. Cockscomb bloom with a compacted crested head 2-5 inches across, on leafy stems that are 12-28 inches long. The flower's name is suggestive of a rooster's comb. Cockscomb Flower blooms from late summer through late fall. The Celosia plant is an annual dicotyledon.

This is a flower of my youth. My grand dad used to grow them. In Chinese, we called them Kai Kuan Fa.

I saw this patch at the Sandringham village.


Ebie said...

These flowers are colorful and so delicate!

Maia said...

I love these interesting flowers.They are so ornamental and different.
Beautiful shots Ann.

I hope your tests from last week came out well.

Jama said...

So lovely! there's plenty of them around for the Chinese New Year celebrations.

Roan said...

My mother-in-law used to grow these flowers. I had forgotten how much I like them. Thanks for the reminder. Wonderful shots.

Lui said...

I love how they planted all these blooms on a street island! What a refreshing sight!

Happy Chinese New Year!

The JR said...

Lovely flowers. I like the shape and colors.

Carver said...

Those are wonderful macro shots of the flowers. They are a perfect subject for macro.