Lilac Tasselflower (Emilia sonchifolia)

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Lilac Tasselflower
Give a thumbs up Cupid's Shaving Brush

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit:Herb/Forb
Life cycle:Perennial
Sun Requirements:Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences:Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness:Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone:Zone 11
Plant Height:12 to 18 inches
Flower Color:Lavender
Bloom Size:Under 1"
Flower Time:Late summer or early fall
Underground structures:Taproot
Suitable Locations:Xeriscapic
Uses:Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Edible Parts:Leaves
Eating Methods:Raw
Wildlife Attractant:Butterflies
Resistances:Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds:Self fertile
Pollinators:Various insects
Miscellaneous:Tolerates poor soil

A favorite nectar plant of butterflies, including this Phaon Cres

Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread TitleLast ReplyReplies
Winter into Spring 2017 by dyzzypyxxyJul 18, 2017 2:01 PM139
Mystery plant by rlwycoffDec 3, 2016 12:41 PM11
Anyone recognize this one? by plantladylinSep 9, 2016 5:58 PM5
Wildflowers identifying by TheAlligatorMar 27, 2016 5:53 PM4
January 2015 Butterflies, Moths & Larva by mellielongFeb 1, 2015 3:37 PM105
Looking for weed identification. by plantladylinSep 30, 2012 5:07 PM5
Invalid species report by daveJul 14, 2012 2:30 PM58
Wildflower from Brazil for ID please.. by bonitinNov 1, 2011 3:19 PM24

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