Chrysocephalum apiculatum

Common name: 

Common Everlasting

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wimmera, Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (CDEHJKMNPRSTWZ) also SA, ?NSW, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Common in grassy and heathy habitats throughout the Prom1

Flower description:

Golden yellow1


Erect perennial herb to 60 cm2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Distinguished by the golden yellow papery bracts surrounding the florets1

Image of Chrysocephalum apiculatum
Image of Chrysocephalum apiculatum Image: Freya Thomas
Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria