Friday, September 12, 2008

Pink "Pipe Cleaner" Flower....

This is a really funny flower and somehow it reminds me of a pipe cleaner and I have no clue which plant this is....

"unknown"
Thanks to PK this is:
"Celosia",
coxcomb, Federbusch

6 comments:

Azure Islands Designs said...

I can see why it reminds you of a pipe cleaner :0)...nice vibrant color,with interesting texture though...great photos

I don't have any idea of the name either...
Cheers

PK said...

This flower is from the Celosia family, sometimes referred to as cockscombs or coxcombs. There are many varieties, some growing to heights of 6 feet, some as small as 6 inches. Most Celosia produce a feathery plume, while the coxcomb varieties produce a comb-like feathery flower.

historylover said...

Hi, I just wanted to let you know that I love all your pictures, they are really wonderful! I stopped by thru entrecard and I usually just drop and leave on most sites, but I stayed to look at your site. Thanks.

Petra Voegtle said...

Hi Heather - thank you for visiting again!!!

Petra Voegtle said...

Hi PK, thank you very much for the hint! There are lots of these variations. I am amazed...

Petra Voegtle said...

Hi Historylover - this is the best compliment - thank you very much!