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Helichrysum  aureum (Houtt.) Merr.  trib. Gnaphalieae 
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FamilyASTERACEAE
Genus species var.Helichrysum  aureum (Houtt.) Merr.  trib. Gnaphalieae
SynonymsGnaphalium aureum Houtt. (basionym)
 Helichrysum fulgidum (L.f.) Willd.
 Xeranthemum fulgidum L.f.
Territory Southern AfricaCape Provinces, (Eastern Cape Province)
steppes
Altitude5-2800m
Description leaves in rosette, stems white lanate, leaves lanceolate, 3-10cm, glandular-hirsute on both faces, capitula solitary, 17-45mm across
Size15-80cm
Coloryellow
Bloomspring, summer
Ca
Typetuft
Cultivationsunny site with a deep, drained soil
alpine house, rich, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1 month, 13-20°C
division in spring; cuttings in late summer
BibliographyRoux, J.P. (2003) Flora of South Africa
Compositae Checklist compositae.landcareresearch.co.nz
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