Vegetation survey of Pengxi River drawdown zone; Day 3 T3; "alligator weed"; 175 m; terrace garden near Gaoyang
San Diego County, California, US
A very hard to find plant in RRC. Have seen only 2 or 3. Amaranthaceae. Beautiful small pink flowers, -male and female.
Labelled at the Ellerslie Flower Show as Celosia 'Kimono Mixed'.
These flowers look like crystals or coral.
Part of one of the (temporary) displays at the Ellerslie Flower Show.
The Amaranthaceae, the Amaranth family, represent the most species-rich lineage within the flowering plant order of Caryophyllales. Now including the former goosefoot family (Chenopodiaceae), the extended family contains approximately 180 genera and 2,500 species.