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Celosia nitida

Celosia nitida Vahl

West Indian cock's comb

Amaranthaceae (Amaranth Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: CENI

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)

The Amaranthaceae are a family of annual or perennial herbs with small, crowded flowers. There are usually 5 sepals and no petals. Filaments of the stamens are often united into a short tube.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Shape: Ovate
Leaf Margin: Entire
Leaf Apex: Acuminate , Acute
Leaf Base: Truncate
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Green
Bloom Time: Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec

Distribution

USA: FL , TX

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist

Benefit

Attracts: Birds

Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)

Celosia nitida is a larval host and/or nectar source for:
Aztec Scallopwing
(Staphylus azteca)
Larval Host
Learn more at BAMONA

Bibliography

Bibref 1186 - Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America (2005) Covell, C.V., Jr.
Bibref 1185 - Field Guide to Western Butterflies (Peterson Field Guides) (1999) Opler, P.A. and A.B. Wright

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Celosia nitida in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Celosia nitida in the Flora of North America (if available)
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Metadata

Record Modified: 2013-04-18
Research By: TWC Staff

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