Other species of Helichrysum and species of allied genera with scarious heads of flowers are also known as “everlastings.”
Leaves it has none, just a scarious brown bract that encloses a part of the stem.
Stipules not scarious, leaves palmately cleft or palmately compound.
Small modified leaves, usually thin and scarious, seen in buds and cones; the flakes into which the outer bark often divides.
Sheath of the leaves usually more or less extended above the base of the blade into a scarious appendage (ligule).
Style, if any, and stigma only one; leaves simple; no scarious bracts around the flowers.
Receptacle convex to subulate, chaffy, the scarious chaff not embracing the smooth dorsally compressed achenes.
Scales of the involucre dry and scarious, white or colored, imbricated in several rows.
Involucral scales few, equal, in a single row, not scarious.
Involucre hemispherical, of many small imbricated dry and scarious scales shorter than the disk.