Coxcomb Flowers

Have you seen flowers that look like colorful brains? Some say they look like convoluted brains and some even find it resembling rooster’s comb. Also known as woolflowers, they have many medicinal properties. They bloom in a variety of colors like vibrant yellows, pinks, reds and gold colors. Strangely Cockscomb has no fragrance.When I was small I used to be dead scared of these flowers. I could never think of smelling them or feeling them. I always imagined them to be living things which would start crawling any moment. Now when I run my fingers and get the velvety feel I laugh at my silly childhood fears.

These shots were taken at a flower show in Lal Bagh, Bangalore. Each flower was so huge, may be almost the size of human brain. Here is a macro shot of red coxcomb.


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25 Responses

  1. Karen says:

    I love these! My gramma had them in her garden.

  2. Bibi says:

    I've been to these gardens (one December) and there were still a few left. December wasn't the best time to be there, but that's the best I could do!

  3. I have never seen these before. They are very beautiful.

  4. lotusleaf says:

    Great pictures of the cockscombs! I too was a tad scared of them as a child!

  5. Fantastische Blumen liebe Indrani…

    Herzlichen Dank für all Deine wunderbaren Kommentare in meinen Blog!

    Umarmung und Grüsse aus Basel, Schweiz


  6. DeniseinVA says:

    Dear Indrani, thank you so much for sharing these beautiful flowers with Today's Flowers. I enjoyed this post very much 🙂
    Today’s Flowers
    An English Girl Rambles

  7. Arija says:

    Odd the fears we have in childhood. Lovely flowers indeed.

  8. George says:

    I'm not familiar with this flower, but it is very pretty. Your macro shot is excellent.

  9. Very interesting flower!

  10. Laura says:

    wonderful Indrani… I love the velvety texture of coxcomb! Thank you so much for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

  11. Hilary says:

    They're interesting flowers. I can see why you would fear them as a child… depending on what stories you'd have heard about them.

  12. Beautiful flower… first time seeing it


  13. shwets2013 says:

    They are beautiful flowers.Thank you for sharing the name as well:)

  14. Carver says:

    The flowers are so luxurious and beautiful.

  15. Icy BC says:

    They are gorgeous and look like brain, indeed!

  16. Fly Girl says:

    Oh, I love these flowers! They are available at our farmer's market all summer and they last a long time.

  17. ladyfi says:

    Glad you made friends with this flower. Nice shots.

  18. I have tried to grow these and they never look as good in my gardens as they do in your photos. 🙂

  19. When I was too young, I came across these flowers (they never looked like flowers at that time – spread like a fan) but they were too small. I loved the velvet feel. Here they look beautiful particularly the red coxcombs,

  20. Jeevan says:

    Eyes catching colors! Liked the macro detail

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