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lilac tasselflower
Emilia sonchifolia
Emilia sonchifolia
lilac tasselflower Aster Family
Emilia sonchifolia Asteraceae
common names
  lilac tasselflower
  cupid's shaving brush
accepted scientific name
  Emilia sonchifolia (L) DC
rules for finding collection records
  Emilia sonchifolia (187)
  Emilia javanica (1)
family name
  • Asteraceae
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: No obvious petals, Many petals
Petal colors: color color color color
Leaf: Alternate, Simple
Plant Observed All Year
Introduced. Native to south Asia.

How Likely at this Location (32%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (36%)
where plant found
mag select
grid lines base


Accepted Scientific Name

Emilia sonchifolia   (L) DC   (TSN: 37305, Index: 474)

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Family Names