Chrysocephalum apiculatum – Common everlasting, Yellow buttons

Scientific names: Chrysocephalum apiculatum

Common names: Common everlasting, Yellow buttons

Plant family: ASTERACEAE

Species description: Variable, mostly prostrate suckering herb with silvery-grey, hairy, oblanceolate leaves, 1–7 cm long. Clusters of heads of bright yellow flowers borne on stems to 15 cm are seen in spring and summer.

Associates species: Dominated by Eucalyptus sideroxylon. Eucalyptus and Acacia with pasture grasses. Depauperate Eucalyptus dealbata dry sclerophyll forest. Eucalyptus albens grassy woodland.

Soils: Loam. Stony soil. Gravelly reddish soil. Rocky sandstone outcrops; acid volcanic lithology. Red brown sandy loam.

Habitat: Woodland; Plain; along roadside; Railway bank; Grassland; Upper slope in hilly country.

Cultivation: Recommended. Propagation from cuttings. Grows in sunny position in most soils. An excellent ground cover for banks when planted at 70 cm centres. Most forms are frost hardy. Ground covers suitable for sloping banks or large expanses without trees or shrubs. Ground covers suitable for sloping banks with some trees or shrubs or large areas between shrubs. Ground covers for small areas between shrubs.

Landforms planted: Ridges Slopes Gullies Gullies (eroded)