Plant ID forum: Looking for weed identification.

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Sep 30, 2012 9:31 AM CST
~ Editing my original post to say these plants have been identified as
Lilac Tasselflower (Emilia sonchifolia)
Florida Tassel Flower (Emilia fosbergii)

This is a weed growing in my yard that I think I've seen identified before. *Blush* it might even be me that asked for the identification but I don't have a named folder in my files so maybe I just saw pictures when it was ID'd for someone else and forgot to label my folder ... wouldn't surprise me. Smiling There are actually two different ones growing in my yard, one with pink flowers and another with red. Some of these pictures are a bit blurry because it was windy when they were taken but I hope they help with identification. All photo's were taken this summer (August and September) growing in sandy soil and in locations with both hot sun and shade.

Pink version:





Red version:

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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Sep 30, 2012 10:01 AM CST
It looks like Emilia fosbergii, one I found in the wild in Brazil a couple of years ago..

Florida Tassel Flower (Emilia fosbergii)
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Sep 30, 2012 10:40 AM CST
The pink one would be Emilia sonchifolia.
https://www.google.com/search?q=Emilia+sonchifolia&hl=en&sa=...

There are two species of red.

Emilia fosbergii - https://www.google.com/search?q=Emilia+fosbergii&hl=en&rlz=1...

Emilia coccinea - https://www.google.com/search?q=Emilia+coccinea&hl=en&rlz=1C...
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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member Ferns Native Plants and Wildflowers Cat Lover Birds Bee Lover
Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Frogs and Toads Plant Identifier
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bonitin
Sep 30, 2012 11:10 AM CST
I think Jay got it right! Thumbs up

It was me Lin, who got mine (the red one) ID here by Janet (JRsbugs) at the time.. Smiling
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Tip Photographer Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus
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Horntoad
Sep 30, 2012 11:21 AM CST
Just guessing here but judging from the leaf shape I would say that Myriam has the right ID on the red one. Emilia fosbergii
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Sep 30, 2012 5:07 PM CST
Thanks y'all, I appreciate the help ... and I do remember the name "Tassel Flower"!
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