The chocolate flower (Berlandiera lyrata, syn. Berlandiera incisa Torrey & A. Gray) is a species in the family Asteraceae (Asteraceae). The genus is named after the Belgian explorer Jean Louis Berlandier (1805-1851) and describes the lyrata lyrate feathered leaf shape.
The home is North America: Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Mexico at an altitude 700-2200 meters.
Sometimes also used as a garden plant chocolate Kosmee (Cosmos atrosanguineus) called chocolate flower. This is described here with real chocolate flower is not used.
Berlandiera lyrata is a perennial herbaceous plant and shrub, which sometimes means the plant somewhat woody at the base, and it reaches height 9-120 cm. They stand out by their distinctive smell of milk chocolate, which she developed in strong sunlight. The alternate leaves are fiddle.
The chocolate flower grows between May and September in sun or partial shade. Are formed bloom conditions, most contain eight (two to 13) the tongue and 80-200 tubular flowers. The dark-brown flowers are pollinated by bees, bumblebees and butterflies. The plant is not hardy.