Broadleaf Weed – Cupid’s Shaving Brush

(Emilia fosbergii)

Cupid’s Shaving Brush – also referred to as Tassel flower and Florida Tassel flower – is a warm season annual broadleaf weed. Preferring moist disturbed areas receiving full sun, Emilia fosbergii thrives in open weedy area and areas of thin turfgrass. Cupid’s Shaving Brush can be found in the southern parts of California, Florida, Louisiana and Texas.

Identifying Cupid’s Shaving Brush -

Cupid’s Shaving Brush forms from a taproot with branched, vertically growing stems. The stems are smooth near the top of the weed and are hairy at its base. Cupid’s Shaving Brush features mainly basal leaves with toothed margins. The leaves at base feature broad tips and winged petioles, while leaves at top lack petioles and clasp the stem.

Cupid’s Shaving Brushfeatures crimson or bright scarlet flowers forming in heads on long, urn-shaped stalks. Reproduction is by seeds.

Cupid’s Shaving Brush Control -

Cultural weed control methods can help prevent Cupid’s Shaving Brush from spreading in your lawn; however, these measures must be taken while the weed is young, before seed heads form. Professionally applied herbicides are the best method for complete removal of this weed.

Cupids Shaving Brush

Scotts LawnService uses a selective systemic weed control program to fight Cupid's Shaving Brush in your lawn, which ensures the herbicide is moved throughout the weed, killing it completely root and all.

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