Celosia


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Celosia

 

a genus of annual or perennial herbaceous plants of the family Amaranthaceae. The stems are erect, and the alternate leaves range from linear to ovate. The numerous small flowers are bisexual and gathered in spicate or panicled inflorescences; they are shiny, with a coloration of white, yellow, pink, or red. There are about 60 species, distributed in subtropical and tropical Africa and America. A few species occur in Asia. Best known is C. argentea, a cosmopolitan species whose cultivated forms—C. argentea var. cristata and C. argentea var. plumosa—are raised, most often in the south, as ornamental annuals known as cockscombs. The first variety has broad, fascicled, lenticular inflorescences, and the second has pyramidal panicles. The flowers are used in winter bouquets.

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Due to high concentrations of calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, iron, zinc, and copper, Celosia argentea leaves are suitable for consumption as vegetables especially in many countries [5].
La celosia construida se mueve entre la pantalla nitida que segun Zola deberia conformar la pintura como ventana, hasta la arquitectura cuya pantalla opaca aisla de un exterior publico a un interior intimo.
Celosias verticales y horizontales Pantallas enterizas y de laminas combinadas.
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la blanca celosia se pintaba de jazmin y se echaba a sonar,
At the garden centre, look out for the feathery plumes of celosia, which from a spring sowing should by now be ravishing.
Even if you live in an apartment and have to garden in pots there are always bright cheerful plants like celosia and begonias to smarten up your veranda, and those semi-succulents like Kalanchoe blossfeldiana which should last for ages with very little effort.
Celosia is a brightly colored tropical plant grown for its exotically shaped flower heads.
Plano acristalado que establece el borde entre el exterior e interior, al que se le antepone una celosia en madera de poco espesor y modulacion regulada.
They include Antirrhinum majus (Snapdragon), Calendula officinalis (Marigold), Catharanthus roseus (Madagascar Periwinkle), Celosia cultivars, Leucanthemum maximum (Shasta Daisy), Dianthus barbatus (Sweet William), Geranium species, Gomphrena (Purple Gomphrena), Mirabilis jalapa (Four o'Clock), Narcissus hybrids (Daffodil), Tagetes (African and French Marigold) Verbena cultivars and Zinnia angustifolia.
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