Erect mostly unbranched woolly everlasting daisy spreading by underground stems to form a dense mat. Woolly green leaves to 9 cm at the base of the plant with smaller leaves all the way up the stem. Single bright yellow flowers with a flat golden centre surrounded by papery yellow petal-like bracts.
|Former Scientific Name||
Helichrysum scorpioides, H. rutidolepis
Single golden everlasting daisy flowers arising from a matted grey-green plant.
Perennial. Widespread on well-drained soils, generally in woodlands and dry forests rather than grasslands.
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
Foodplant for caterpillars and source of nectar for butterflies and moths. Helichrysum are now recognised as African and Eurasian plants and Australian members have been reclassified into a number of groups including Coronidium.
Synonymous with two key forms are identified - an erect, mostly lowland form (Helichrysum scorpioides) and a spreading upland formÃ_(known asÃ_Helichrysum rutidolepis).