Common name: Swamp Everlasting
Xerochrysum palustre (Flann) R.J.Bayer APNI*
Synonyms: Bracteantha palustris Flann APNI*
Bracteantha sp. aff. subundulata sensu Ross (1996) APNI*
Helichrysum acuminatum var. angustifolium DC. APNI*
Description: Perennial rhizomatous herb 5–45 cm high, with simple erect stems, glabrescent to sparsely hairy upwards.
Leaves lanceolate-elliptic, acute, 3–10 cm long, 3–8 mm wide, glabrescent, hairy on the margins.
Heads solitary, terminal, 2.5–5.0 cm diameter, involucral bracts elliptic, acute, 1–2.5 cm long, golden-yellow, smooth, florets yellow, female florets few or absent.
Achenes 3 mm long, pappus of yellow bristles 5–8 mm long.
Flowering: Flowers November to March.
Distribution and occurrence: Rare, at scattered locations.
Grows in lowland swamps usually on black cracking clays.
NSW subdivisions: CT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
Text by C. Flann (1999)
Taxon concept: C. Flann (1998)
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