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Tassel Flower Emilia

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Other plants called Tassel Flower:

Phonetic Spelling
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Description

Tassel-flower is an annual or perennail weed in the Asteraceae (daisy) family.  It represents several closely related and similar summer annual species.  Upright stems are sparsely branched and dotted with red, pink or lavender flowers that resemble tassels, hence the common name.

Stems of young plants are distinctively hairy but they lose hairs with age. Seed heads are small (1/2 inch or less in diameter) dandelion-like globes of wind-dispersed seed. 

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  This plant is weedy and can be difficult to manage.  

 

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Tags:
#weeds#pink flowers#red flowers#weedy#high maintenance#fast growing#summer flowers#lavender flowers#wind dispersed seeds#annual weed
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#weeds#pink flowers#red flowers#weedy#high maintenance#fast growing#summer flowers#lavender flowers#wind dispersed seeds#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
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
  • 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 Color:
    Green
    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