Sunday, June 26, 2011

Cockscomb/Today's Flowers #42

@ mirandablue
Cockscomb, Palong-manok
Celosia cristata
My aunt told me of the local name of this strange-looking flower but I completely forgot what it was!  I thought of the human brain and Hannibal Lecter when I first saw this flower. (LOL)  

@ mirandablue
We must overcome the notion that we must be regular ... it robs you of the chance to be extraordinary and leads you to the mediocre.     ~ Uta Hagan

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22 comments:

Cildemer said...

Wonderful shots of very strange flowers! Never seen anything like those!
Thanks for sharing;o)

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Jama said...

It's quiet common here, especially during the Chinese New Year celebrations, lot of nurseries sold them.

Ever Green Tree said...

Awesome shots! Also Loved the header pic in Orange! Its stunning.

Bernie said...

They are faublous looking flowers. I haven't planted any this year, thanks for reminding me to get some underway.

Angi said...

wonderful shots and awesome flowers!

lotusleaf said...

These flowers are seen during flower shows here. The quote is apt for the flower!

kanak7 said...

Hmm...now that you say so, it does look like the human brain!;-) The magenta ones are more common here!

hobosfromubobo said...

They are very unusual flowers and I agree they do look like the brain. I love the beauty of your header shot too.

LivingSoAbundantly said...

I have never seen a cockscomb before. Thank you for expanding my world! :)

VALKYRIEN said...

Very strange flower, it looks like a brain! Beautiful shots!

Cecilia Artista said...

I have never seen a cockscomb before. So thank´s for your lovely photos!

April said...

Great quote. I would say this flower is "extraordinary"!

Denise said...

Enjoyed the quote and this flower does look like a human think-box :) It also reminds me of taking a submarine ride in Bermuda where we saw 'brain coral'. It looked just like this flower and I thought it was so interesting as I do your photographs. Thanks for sharing.

Caroline L said...

Great pictures, I love the pink one!

Life Ramblings said...

the flowers sure look like human brains. they can be easily found here too but i haven't seen the white version.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous blooms!!

Today's Flower at my page.

Carletta said...

I've always thought these looked like the pictures you see of brains. These are lovely!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful flowers. Very nice colors.

lina@women's perspectives said...

It looks like human brain; in colorful version...

thepinaysolobackpacker said...

we have a lot of those flowers here that they are taken for granted sometimes but it's a lovely oneindeed! =)

eden said...

Beautiful flowers. We have this kind of flower in my hometown in Cebu and same with you, I forgot the name.

Arija said...

It is really odd looking but interesting and spectacular as well.