Clustered Everlasting, Yellow Buttons.
Chrysocephalum semipapposum, Helichrysum semipapposum.
Presence in Australia
Widespread in most areas of region. Less common in western areas.
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA, NT, WA.
Woodland and grassland of hills or mountains, or on isolated rocky rises.
Variable aromatic perennial herb 15-60cm high. May die back in dry conditions, but re-shoots after rain.
Main growth in autumn and spring. Not highly palatable to stock.
Yellow flowerheads most of year, and mainly Sep-Dec.
Dec-Jan. Monitor closely as mature seeds soon dispersed by wind.
Good habitat. Flowers are a nectar source for butterflies. Insect-eating birds attracted.
Excellent groundcover for bare and disturbed sites. For roundcovers, rockeries, slopes, containers, hanging baskets and for cut and dried flowers. Plant in groups for best effect, at 60-70cm spacing.