strawflower USDA PLANTS Symbol: HEPE8
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Shrub or Subshrub Vines
Helichrysum petiolare Hilliard & Burtt

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Taxonomic Rank: Magnoliopsida: Asterales: Asteraceae

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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Plant(s);
Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis, Bugwood.org
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Foliage;
Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis, Bugwood.org
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Infestation;
Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis, Bugwood.org
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EDDMapS Distribution:
This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts and records obtained from USDA Plants Database. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
 


State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.


Invasive Listing Sources:
California Invasive Plant Council