Xerochrysum viscosum (DC.) R.J.Bayer

Sticky Everlasting

Kew Bull. 556: 1015 (2001) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect, taprooted annual, 20–90 cm high; stems more or less erect, much branched, sometimes viscid. Leaves narrow-linear, mostly 2–14 cm long, 0.5–4.0 mm wide (lower leaves sometimes to 1 cm wide), viscid and papillose, apex acute, margins revolute. Capitula terminal in panicle-like or corymbose inflorescence, 1–3.5 cm diam.; involucral bracts obtuse, 0.3–1.0 cm long, golden-yellow, smooth, apex mucronate; florets yellow, female florets in a single outer series. Cypselas 2–3.5 mm long; pappus yellow, 4–8 mm long. Flowers Sep.–Mar.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, MuF, MuM, NIS, OtP, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also Qld, NSW, ACT. Locally common in dryish, often rocky areas of the State.

Source: Flann, C. (1999). Bracteantha. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne (as Bracteantha viscosa (DC.) Anderb. & Haegi).
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-05-20
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Xerochrysum
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Xerochrysum viscosum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Xerochrysum viscosum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory