Xerochrysum bracteatum

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Name and publication

Xerochrysum bracteatum (Vent.) Tzvelev, Novosti Sist. Vyssh. Rast. 27: 151 (1990).

Description

Strawflowers are infrequently encountered in potpourri in shades of either beige or golden yellow. Flowers vary from 1-5 cm in diameter, often fully open with reflexed ray florets and fibrous disk.

Nativity and distribution

Xerochyrsum bracteatum is native to Australia but cultivated worldwide.

Family

Asteraceae (alt. Compositae)

Synonymy

Xeranthemum bracteatum Vent.

Bracteantha breacteata (Vent.) Anderb. & Haegfi

Helichrysum bracteatum (Vent.) Andrews