Xerochrysum bracteatum (Vent.) Tzvelev

Golden Everlasting

Novosti Sist. Vyssh. Nizsh. Rast. 27: 151 (1990) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Annual (?to perennial), taprooted herb, 10–100 cm high; stems more or less erect, branched, glandular, with septate-papillose and/or arachnoid hairs. Leaves elliptic to linear, 3–12 cm long, 0.3–3.0 cm wide, with septate-papillose and/or arachnoid hairs, apex acute or mucronate. Capitula terminal, few to many in panicle-like or corymbose inflorescence, 1–5.5 cm diam.; outer involucral bracts obtuse, inner bracts acute, 0.5–2.0 cm long, golden-yellow, smooth, apex mucronate; florets yellow, female florets in a single outer series. Cypselas c. 3 mm long; pappus yellow, 5–9 mm long. Flowers all year (mostly spring).

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, LoM, MonT, MuF, MuM, MSB, NIS, RobP, SnM, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also WA (native and naturalised), NT, SA, Qld, NSW, Tas. Widespread, in various habitats, often common following disturbance such as fire or earthworks.

This is a polymorphic species in need of revision.

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 bracteata (Vent.) 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 bracteatum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Xerochrysum bracteatum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present cultivated
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands 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
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

Distribution map
Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory