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Cupid's Shavingbrush Emilia

Other Common Name(s):

Description

Tassel-flower in in the Asteraceae (daisy) family.  It represents several closely related and similar summer annual species. Stems of young plants are distinctively hairy but lose hairs with age. Upright stems are sparsely branched. Seed heads are small (1/2 inch or less in diameter) dandelion-like globes of wind-dispersed seed. 

 

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#purple#red#pink#summer#weed#weedy#wind dispersed seeds#light purple#annual weed
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#purple#red#pink#summer#weed#weedy#wind dispersed seeds#light purple#annual weed
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Emilia
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Weed
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    High
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    White
    Fruit Type:
    Achene
    Fruit Description:
    Achene with fine bristled papus
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Red, pink, or light purple flowers. Flowers lack distinct petals. .Plants flower in summer and then die after frost.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Rosulate
    Leaf Margin:
    Dentate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves of all three common species have toothed margins that resemble sowthistle (Sonchus oleraceus L.) Plants initially form a rosette of leaves then upright stems elongate. Leaves at the base are broad with toothed margins and have winged petioles, while leaves on the flower stalk clasp the stem with no petioles. Leaves on the flower stalk have toothed margins and taper to a point.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Problems:
    Weedy