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
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Pink
Flower Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Fall
Inflorescence Type: Single
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Edible Parts: Leaves
Flowers
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
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 Title Last Reply Replies
Winter into Spring 2017 by dyzzypyxxy Jan 25, 2017 5:55 PM 47
Mystery plant by rlwycoff Dec 3, 2016 12:41 PM 11
Anyone recognize this one? by plantladylin Sep 9, 2016 5:58 PM 5
Wildflowers identifying by TheAlligator Mar 27, 2016 5:53 PM 4
January 2015 Butterflies, Moths & Larva by mellielong Feb 1, 2015 3:37 PM 105
Looking for weed identification. by plantladylin Sep 30, 2012 5:07 PM 5
Invalid species report by dave Jul 14, 2012 2:30 PM 58
Wildflower from Brazil for ID please.. by bonitin Nov 1, 2011 3:19 PM 24

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