Plants of the Castlemaine district

Common everlastings - native (Chrysocephalum apiculatum and others)

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Family: Asteraceae (Daisy Family).


Occurrence: Common. May be locally abundant.

The Golden Everlasting group is made up of at least three groups.

Annual Common Everlasting. (Chrysocephalum sp. 2)

Annual. Leaves spoon-shaped, furry, stem clasping. Little branched.

Narrow-leaved Common Everlasting. (Chrysocephalum sp. 1)

Perennial. Heads 7-10mm diameter. Leaves narrow.

Common Everlasting. (Chrysocephalum apiculatum)

Perennial. Heads 10-15mm diameter. Leaves widest above middle.


The above features distinguish the Common Everlastings from Clustered Everlasting, which has small flower heads (up to 7mm diameter)and the upper leaf surface is usually green and hairless.

Common Everlastings are widely used as a garden plants.

1: Annual Common Everlasting. Nuggetty, Maldon.


2: Common Everlasting. Garden specimen.


3: Narrow-leaved Common Everlasting. Garden specimen.


4: Annual Common Everlasting. Goornong.