The White Paper Daisy (Rhodanthe floribunda) is commonly known as the White Everlasting and the Large White Paper Daisy. Another common name is the White Sunray.
Found growing as formed, almost round clumps, that can measure up to 1 metre across. The plant is a branched many-flowered daisy, measuring between 10 to 30 cm high. The hemispherical flower heads appear on short leafy branches, measuring 10-20 mm across and have a spreading white petal-like papery bracts and yellow centre.
The White Paper Daisy can be found growing in a variety of soils and habitats, and under the right conditions are often seen growing off the side of the roads and highways.
- Scientific classification
- Kingdom: Plantae
- (unranked): Angiosperms
- (unranked): Eudicots
- (unranked): Asterids
- Order: Asterales
- Family: Asteraceae
- Tribe: Gnaphalieae
- Genus: Rhodanthe
- Species: R. floribunda
- Binomial name: Rhodanthe floribunda
- Synonyms: Helipterum floribundum