Gardening with Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use
Identification & Control of Common Weeds
|Botanical Name:||Coronidium scorpioides 1 synonym: Helichrysum scorpioides|
|Common Name:||button everlasting , curling everlasting|
|Sold As:||Tube ($2.00)|
|Ground Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting|
|Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moist, Well Drained
|30 cm x 30 cm|
|Foliage:||Basal rosette of broad leaves becoming narrower up the stem, 3-9 cm x 3-8 mm, rough, sometimes nearly hairless above.|
|Flowers:||Single bright yellow button-like daisy flowerheads to 30 mm across, held on long stalks, outer bracts below flowerhead papery, dark brown, inner bracts yellow.. September-December|
Erect unbranched woolly-hairy perennial herb spreading from underground stems.
Matting plant for cottage gardens, borders, rockeries. Drift under established trees. Plants die back each year after flowering. When it starts to look a bity straggly, prune off two thirds of each stem and it will grow back within weeks.
Frost tolerant. Both food for caterpillars and nectar for butterflies.