Helichrysum leucopsideum DC.

Satin Everlasting

Prodr. 6: 193 (1838) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect or ascending perennial herb 15–50 cm high, with woody rhizome or rootstock; stems sparsely to densely woolly, with scattered, inconspicuous, glandular hairs. Leaves linear to narrow-oblong, 1.5–5 cm long, 1–10 mm wide, acute to obtuse, mucronate, upper surface green, scabrous and sparsely cobwebbed to glabrescent, lower surface grey- or white-tomentose to woolly, margins recurved. Capitula terminal, usually solitary or 2 or 3 in leafy corymbs, c. hemispherical, 2.5–3.5 cm diam.; involucre c. 10-seriate; bracts white, often tinged pink in bud, woolly toward base; intermediate bracts lanceolate, 10–20 mm long, acute to acuminate, with herbaceous claws. Florets all bisexual. Cypselas 2–3 mm long, 4-angled, glabrous, brown; pappus bristles 80–100, c. free, 6–10 mm long, white, falling in groups. Flowers spring and summer.

Brid, CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, LoM, MonT, MuF, MuM, NIS, OtP, OtR, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. Also WA, SA, NSW, ACT, Tas. Widespread and often locally common throughout much of the state in a variety of habitats.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Asteraceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Helichrysum
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Helichrysum leucopsideum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Helichrysum leucopsideum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool 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
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory