Erect herb or subshrub varying considerably in form to 60 cm tall. Stems and leaves cottony, leaves grey-green. Golden-yellow flowers on tips of stems in compact heads to 2.5 cm wide. Shows considerable variation in form and structure.
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Attractive herb with sticky aromatic grey-green leaves and golden clustered flowersheads 3-7 mm across.
Perennial. Occurs in a wide variety of habitats on a range of soils, usually as scattered individual plants and seldom abundant. May dry off back to the base in very dry conditions. At times mistaken as a weed when in disturbed situations.
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
Flowers are a nectar source for butterflies. Helichrysum are now recognised as African and Eurasian plants and Australian members have been reclassified into a number of groups including Chrysocephalum.
Intergrades with Chrysocephalum apiculatum and intermediate forms can be difficult to assign to one or other species. Flowers similar to those of Common Everlasting C. apiculatum but it is a much taller plant.