With a bright bulls eye on the tip of each flower, these funky little flowers look great in a border, especially when planted en masse. As potent as they are beautiful, these flowers pack a punch.
Acmella oleracea is a species of flowering herb in the family Asteraceae. Common names include toothache plant, paracress, Sichuan buttons, buzz buttons, tingflowers and electric daisy. In Brazil it is called jambu.
This is a fun plant to have around. From personal experience I can tell you it’s exactly like sucking on a 9-volt battery.