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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 
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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.

  1. Whitehorse Council 
  2. Yarra Ranges Council (Victora, close to us) 
  3. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA, technical, good photos) 
  4. Wikipedia (free online encyclopedia) 
  5. Nice PDF fact sheet 
  6. iNaturalist 
  7. NatureMapr (Canberra) 
  8. Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew UK, technical) 

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