Kindayonan, Kudyapa, Celosia argentea L., Feather Coxcomb
I have seen this flower since childhood but didn't know its name until recently. Kindayonan is wild-crafted in the Philippines. It is an erect, simple or branched, smooth annual herb. The flowers are erect spikes, the spiky petals are not sharp though. It is considered anti-diarrheal, antibacterial, hypotensive; stem and leaves are astringent and anti-inflammatory. My neighbor said it is eaten as a vegetable but she has not tried it.:p
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