December 13, 2010

Red Flowers

Quezon, 2010

I saw this cluster of unusual (to me) deep red flowers on the roadside in Quezon province, Philippines, this weekend. Can you tell me what it is?

PS. Thanks to EG Wow and Andrea: cockscomb or celosia cristata.

Linking with Today's Flower, where many more gorgeous blossoms can be found.

10 comments:

EG Wow said...

Really pretty. Were they growing wild? They look like cockscomb to me but I have never seen them grow this tall so probably they are some other kind of flower, perhaps a type of amaranth.

Pat Tillett said...

I have no clue! I love the deep red color though...

Carolyn Ford said...

No clue from me either, but, I do know I love that deep red! Nice!

Kaori said...

I think I've seen this flower, or maybe a relation, around my house...but I don't have the name either. The deep red and green colors are fabulous :-D

Sciarada said...

Buongiorno Francisca, the flower is really beautiful but I can not help you, his name is unknown to me!

jabblog said...

Gorgeous colour - I wonder if they have a wonderful scent too.

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

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Andrea said...

Hi Francisca, am a bit late for this post. This is cock's comb or Celosia species, as in Celosia gigantea if they are big. There are those which are really much much bigger than that one. Can you visualize it looking like a cock's comb?

Jacob said...

Of course! It's the Deep Red Filipino Wild Flower. Sheesh!

Thanks for your comment on Colorado. And we should arrive at your place on Sunday night. OK?

Nah! I was just kidding. I can dream, though, can't I?

Míriam Luiza said...

Parecem crista de galo! Quando eu era pequena, minha mãe cultivava muitos canteiros desta flor, e era alta assim.