Scientific Name:
Emilia sonchifolia
pyrrolizidine alkaloids
Flower Color:
crops, fields, meadows

Geographical Distribution

Tassel Flower distribution - United States

Tassel Flower

Emilia sonchifolia

Red tasselflower, consumption weed, cupid's paintbrush, cupid's shaving brush, Flora's paintbrush, lilac tasselflower, purple sow thistle, red groundsel, sow thistle
5/ 10
Tassel Flower (Emilia sonchifolia) is an annual herb native to China and South-East Asia. It is now considered an invasive weed in most tropical and subtropical areas worldwide. All parts of this plant contain pyrrolizidine alkaloids, which are hepatoxic.