A Promiscuous Crowd-Puller
This flirtatious plant attracts insects
“Urrgghhh…It’s annoying to see holes in my salad leaves.”
I know those pesky insects got to them first. I could feel an itch already.
Celosia Argentea shrubs are grown next to their vegetable plots. They are planted on purpose to lure insects from leafy vegetables.
Their reddish-purple inflorescence of tiny flowers teases insects like honey to bees. It grows to 40–200cm, with a flower of silky soft feathers.
Also known as — Red Fox, Feather Cockscomb, Plumed Cockscomb, Wild Cockscomb, Red Spinach, Feathery Amaranth and Woolflower.
Names that hint of a promiscuous flirtatious plant.
An aphrodisiac it is certainly not, instead it surrenders itself entirely for medicinal uses. Some say they are an antidote for snake bites.
So be warned you little insects. 😊
Written By Ching Ching