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The Small Yellow Button (Chrysocephalum apiculatum), also known as Common Everlasting, Yellow Buttons and Desert Flame, is a perennial herb native to southern and central Australia. There are a number of subspecies.

Small Yellow Button (Chrysocephalum apiculatum), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Small Yellow Button (Chrysocephalum apiculatum), Alice Springs Desert Park NT

A member of the daisy family Asteraceae, the flower heads are yellow in colour, spherical in shape and around 1 cm in diameter each, with the flower heads often borne in clusters. it grows to 40 cm in height, spreading horizontal stems that grow upwards as the get longer. It has elongated silvery grey leaves that grow clasp to the stems and are covered in fine, silky hairs.

Small Yellow Button (Chrysocephalum apiculatum), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Small Yellow Button (Chrysocephalum apiculatum), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Small Yellow Button (Chrysocephalum apiculatum), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Small Yellow Button (Chrysocephalum apiculatum), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Small Yellow Button (Chrysocephalum apiculatum), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Small Yellow Button (Chrysocephalum apiculatum), Alice Springs Desert Park NT

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • Phylum: Charophyta
  • Class: Equisetopsida
  • Subclass: Magnoliidae
  • Superorder: Asteranae
  • Order: Asterales
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Genus: Chrysocephalum
  • Species: Chrysocephalum apiculatum

Footnote & References

  1. Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Labill.) Steetz, Common Everlasting, Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/https://id.biodiversity.org.au/taxon/apni/51268161
  2. Common Everlasting Chrysocephalum apiculatum), iNaturalistAU, https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/taxa/244345-Chrysocephalum-apiculatum

ASDP FloraFlora Index Batswing Coral Tree Blue Mallee Bush Banana Buttercup Pigweed Dead Finish Desert Grevillea Desert Oak Desert Raisin Field Lily Georges Indigo Golden Everlasting Honey Grevillea Kangaroo Grass Lamarchea sulcata Native Apricot Native Bluebell Native Cotton Bush Native Tomato Nicotiana megalosiphon subsp sessilifolia Olearia ferresii Parrot Pea Pink Everlasting Poached Egg Daisy Potato Vine Quandong Rattlepod Grevillea Red-bud Mallee Red Mulga Resurrection Fern Rough Halgania Sandover Lily Silkyheads Small Yellow Button (Chrysocephalum apiculatum) Spearwood Bush Sturt’s Desert Pea Waddy-wood Walukara Weeping Spinifex White Spider Flower Wild Passionfruit Wildflower Display

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