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Helichrysum petiolare Hilliard & Burtt

Overview

Appearance
Helichrysum petiolare is a climbing scrambling shrub grows unsupported to 2 ft. (0.61 m) tall and spreading to 6 ft. (1.8 m) wide but with some support can climb higher.
Foliage
Helichrysum petiolare is an evergreen plant with simple leaves. The aromatic leaves are arranged opposite one another. They are silvery grey and wooly-tomentose. The leaves are petiolate and ovate with entire margins.
Flowers
The flowers are many-petaled and yellow with creamy white bracts. The plants bloom from August to September.
Fruit
The fruits are achenes (A small dry fruit containing a single seed).
Ecological Threat
Helichrysum petiolare is known for successfully outcompeting native plant species. It can be found in ditches and along roadsides. This plant has been popular as a landscape shrub because it is so hardy and easy to grow. It is native to South Africa.

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Foliage
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Flower(s)
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Infestation
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Maps


EDDMapS Distribution - This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts, herbaria, and literature. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org

EDDMapS Distribution

State Regulated List - This map identifies those states that list this species on their regulated list. For more information, visit Invasive.org

State Regulated List

Invasive Listing Sources

Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Helichrysum

Other System Links

Plants: HEPE8
GRIN: 404767
ITIS: 565224
NPDN Host: 36586

Categories

Category: Shrub or Subshrub
Category: Vines