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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Lovely pictures of this unusual bloom.
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Very lovely flower.
A very interesting looking plant. I think my mother once grew these.
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Not only that it is a beautiful flower that is still healing, it is interesting. Yours
This is a favourite bloom to grow in the summer in India.
Very pretty. Great shots.
What a beautiful flower. It looks so soft and I love that shade of pink.
i haven't tried planting celosia here. i always associate this all saints day, because it's the one we buy to put in the tomb.
It's an awfully pretty herb!
Such a lovely color.
Fabulous photos! We have them here too...but I guess the shots make all the difference!;)
What gorgeous color and do tell us how it taste if ever you should try to eat it ;-)
Hi Luna, that is very common with us in the province too, but in Tagalog it is 'palong manok' just a translation of the common English name cockscomb, maybe because it really looks like it. We even get the black seeds to make 'nunal'. What dialect is kindayonan? I haven't heard it.
First time I've seen this flower. Ganda!
like those celosias because it is very easy to maintain!
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Beautiful to see and helpful as well. I wonder what they taste like?
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