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Genus Xerochrysum Family Asteraceae

Description: Perennial herbs.

Leaves alternate, sessile, partially stem-clasping, entire, hairs glandular or cottony on both surfaces.

Heads solitary or several in a branched inflorescence, terminal, heterogamous, involucral bracts 8–12 seriate, rigid, opaque, yellow, white or pink, intermediate bracts longest, receptacle flat, with scales. Florets yellow. Anthers with concave appendages

Achenes quadrangular, glabrous; pappus barbellate.


Distribution and occurrence: World: more than 6 species, with some undescribed, all in Australia.

Text by Louisa Murray
Taxon concept: Anderberg in Kubitzki (2007) the Families and Genera of Vascular Plants 8:283.


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