Chrysocephalum apiculatum

Family Asteraceae

Common Everlasting, Yellow Buttons

Perennial herb to 60 cm high, usually with a woody base. Longevity 2 - 5 years.

Flowers: Bright yellow mainly spring and summer.

Fruit: Achene minute with long yellow pappus hairs.

Seed: Wind dispersed.

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout


  • Woodland and open forest habitat in grassy patches in full sun.
  • Uncommon in woodland at the Australian Botanic Garden, localised in Ironbark woodland.

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Chrysocephalum apiculatum plant

Chrysocephalum apiculatum flower 

Chrysocephalum apiculatum fruit