Celosia argentea

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Celosia argentea - Annual herb, 0.4-2 m tall; stem and branches strongly ridged, glabrous. Leaf axils without paired spines. Leaves glabrous; lamina 2-15 x 0.1-3.2 cm, tapering into the slender petiole. Flowers green, in cymose clusters; clusters in paniculate spikes about 2.5-20 x 1.5-2.2 cm, silvery pink; perianth segments 6-10 mm. Capsule ovoid to almost globular, 3-4 mm. Seeds black or brown, shining 1.25-1.5 mm.

Scientific Name Celosia argentea
Family Name AMARANTHACEAE
English Name Quail grass / Common cock′s comb
Local Name Kirihenda (කිරිහැන්ද)
Sanskrit Name Shitivaraka, Vitunna
Conservation Status Least concerned (NCS 2012)
Status Native
Edible Parts Leaves and Young stems

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