celosioides or Crypthanthacelosioides (Buttecandle)
has a single stem and grows to a height of 12 to 16 inches. Flower clusters are
slightly separated along the stem. Leaves are broadest toward the tip. Oreocarya
celosioides is uncommon and found primarily in the northeastern counties.
Compare to O. thyrsiflora, which
has longer, spreading branches of flowers. O.
celosioides and O. thyrsiflora are sometimes found growing near
Compare to O. virgata, which has
flowers spaced continuously along the stem. Leaves
of O. virgata are linear, while leaves of O. celosioides are
broad at the tip. O. celosioides is usually found on the plains,
while O. virgata is a foothills species.