Chrysocephalum baxteri

Common name: 

White Everlasting

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Lowan Mallee, Wimmera, Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Otway Plain, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (BCDJNPSTWZ) also SA, NSW, Tas

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

Lowland heaths and sclerophyll forests, usually on sandy soils1

Flower description:

Bracts white, sometimes tinged brown1


Perennial herb 10-40 cm long1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has solitary flower heads and white (sometimes tinged brown) involucral bracts, which exceed the florets by 5 mm1

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

Not threatened


1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria