Synonyms: Celosia argentea L. var. cristata (L.) Kuntze, Celosia margaritacea L.
Family: Amaranthaceae - Amaranth family
Growth Habit: Herb
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Moragphul, Lalmurga, Huldimuga.
Tribal Name: Sang- Frem (Murang), Radhachuma phul (Tanchangya).
English Name: Cock's Comb.
A tall annual branching herb. Leaves linear to ovate, acute or acuminate. Flowers minute, in dense terminal, cylindrical spike, sometimes excessively developed like cock’s-comb crest; Colour of the spikes varies from yellow, pink or rose.
Hyaluronic acid has been isolated from the plant (Asolkar et al., 1992).
Planted in garden.