Lavender Tassel Flower Emilia sonchifolia
Tassel flowers in my lawn come in two colors: red (Emilia fosbergii) and lavender (Emilia sonchifolia).
Emilia sonchifolia
Emilia fosbergii
Lavender Tassel Flower, Emilia sonchifolia
Red Tassel Flower, Emilia fosbergii
Lavender Tassel Flower, Emilia sonchifolia
Cassius Blue Butterfly sips nectar from Lavender Tassel Flower, Emilia sonchifolia
I've seen Cassius Blue, and Tropical Checkered Skipper Butterflies sip nectar from the purple flowers; it's a good butterfly nectar plant.
Some people call these little flowers 'Paintbrush' because they often dangle flower down, showing just a small wispy bit of color like an artists brush with a dab of paint on the tip.
Tropical Checkered Skipper Butterfly sips nectar from Lavender Tassel Flower, Emilia sonchifolia
Lavender Tassel Flower, Emilia sonchifolia, Seeds
Tassel flowers get puffball seed heads like the Dandelions so many children blow and make a wish as they disperse in the breeze.
Lavender Tassel Flower, Emilia sonchifolia, Seeds
Each floret in the composite makes one seed which is topped by a translucent white whirl of silken threads, a biological paraglider to let it waft on the breeze to a new home.
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