Coronidium rupicola (DC.) Paul G.Wilson
Wilson, Paul G. (2008) Nuytsia 18: 300.
Yellow Button; Everlasting
Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub up to 2 m tall but often flowers when smaller.
Leaf blades variable, about 3.5-19 x 0.5-2 cm, underside covered with matted white hairs which completely hide the venation. Petioles about 8-10 mm long. Young twigs clothed in hairs like those on the leaves.
Fruits about 0.5 mm long, produced in heads which are subtended by numerous woolly-hairy overlapping bracts. Each fruit consists of a cylindrical nut with a plume of white hairs at one end. Each plume hair armed with numerous microscopic barbs. Embryo pale brown and oily, cotyledons about as wide as the radicle.
Has potential in horticulture as a rockery plant.