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Gardening with Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use
Identification & Control of Common Weeds
Botanical Name:Chrysocephalum semipapposum
3 synonyms:   Argyrocome semipapposa , Gnaphalium semipapposum , Helichrysum semipapposum
Common Name:clustered everlasting
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Ground Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Bee Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting, Popular (home), Popular (bulk), Nature Strip
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Dry, Moist
50 cm x 1 m
Foliage:Sticky narrow to oblong leaves, grey-green, densely silky-hairy on both surfaces or below only, 2-50 mm x 1-4 mm. Very variable in size, shape & texture.
Flowers:Dense bright-yellow clusters of small daisy flowerheads at the ends of stems, October-May.

Very hardy, drought tolerant. Erect perennial aromatic herb, stems sticky, rising from underground stems (rhizomes), covered in silky white cobweb of hairs flattened to the stem.

Attractive garden plant creating swathes of golden flowers especially in summer. Suitable to underplant trees. Can be cut back to the base after flowering. Will spread in a garden setting.

Both food for caterpillars and nectar for butterflies.

  1. Whitehorse Council
  2. Yarra Ranges Council (Victora, close to us)
  3. Greening Australia
  4. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA, technical, good photos)
  5. Wikipedia (free online encyclopedia)
  6. iNaturalist
  7. NatureMapr (Canberra)
  8. Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew UK, technical)

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