wool flower, cockscomb
Scientific name ( Celosia cristata )

There are some different kinds of celosia, and I used to see larger ones in my childhood.
They really looked like a cockscomb.
But this celosia has the atmosphere of the present age style.
As its common name "wool flower" tells, touch is soft and light.
I worried if it would grow well, because the growth had been slow since I planted seeds.
But it started blooming in late summer, and it's in full-bloom now.

The process of growing after seeding on May 16.

May 29
August 8
first bud
August 22
First flower

Langiage of the flower. ( Foppery. Affectation. Singularity. )

Wrote on October 17 2006