Cat’s tail…

This fuzzy red “flower” is some sort of Acalypha, possibly Acalypha hispaniolae, aka Cat’s Tail.  This is another genus that has over 450 species, hence my hesitancy to be specific on the one in this image. Firetail Chenille Plant (Acalypha pendula) is another possibly identity which brings to mind possible stories behind this naming. Copyright 2022 Pamela Breitberg
A “catkin” is the term for the flower cluster of Acalypha. Read more here. Copyright  2022 Pamela Breitberg

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