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Golden Everlasting

Helichrysum ?

Probable Helichrysum species, asteraceae, with small golden heads in umbellate panicle, Kenya, photo © by Michael Plagens

Observed along a trail on the Elgeyo Escarpment, Iten, Kenya. January 2012.

This composite shrub was over one meter tall and appears to me most like a relative of yarrow. The flowers heads are small and the disc florets bright, golden yellow.

  • Disc Flowers: The disc flowers are golden yellow and have distinct lobes.
  • Ray Flowers: No ray flowers.
  • Phyllaries:
  • Pappus:
  • Leaves: The leaves are elyptic and silvery white below.

Asteraceae -- Sunflower Family -- Gnaphalieae

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Copyright Michael J. Plagens, Created on 4 August 2012,
updated 30 June 2013