Lilac tasselflower (Emilia sonchifolia) is a non-native landscape weed with unknown origins. There is dispute among authors regarding native status in Florida. Currently considered a native in tropical Asia, this species has a pantropical distribution and has naturalized throughout Africa, the Americas, and the Pacific.
- Scientific Name: Emilia sonchifolia
- Common Name: Lilac tasselflower
- Seasonality: Year-round
- Soil Type: Dry
- Toxicity: Toxic
- Plant Growth: Annual
- Biology and Management of Tasselflower (Emilia spp.) in Ornamental Crop Production