Flowers in terminal, large flattened spikes (formed by the union of many spikes - fascination),The lower flowers are only fertile, bracts hyaline, pink or red, yellow or orange or beautifully coloured.
Perianth of 1-5, scarious, linear-lanceolate segments. Stamens 5, united below.
Ovary one-celled, ovules 4-8.
Fruit : Ptyxis with 4-8, compressed seeds.
Flowering and Fruiting Time : September-January
Cultivated in the gardens for beautiful flowers
Flowers are also used in diarhoea and excessive menstrual discharges.