Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 32: 357. 1973
Phenology: Flowering summer.
Habitat: "Shrubby plants forming a dense thicket on the slope of Bolinas Ridge above Stinson Beach" (J. T. Howell 1970)
Elevation: 300–600 m
Calif., s Africa (Cape region), introduced in Europe.
The species is included among the invasive species of California (C. C. Bossard et al. 2000); it is native to the Cape region of South Africa, long cultivated in Europe, and now widely offered for sale on the internet. In contrast to the assessment of invasiveness in California, one commercial website selling the species notes this “forms tangled mounds of trailing grey-felted leaves. Given something to scramble up, it will climb. And although this description makes it sound fairly rampant, it is definitely not invasive.” It is often recommended for planters and hanging baskets, where the silvery leaves provide backdrop for bright colors.
The name Helichrysum petiolatum D. Don has been misapplied to plants of H. petiolare.
|Author||Guy L. Nesom +|
|Authority||Hilliard & B. L. Burtt +|
|Common name||Licorice plant + and trailing dusty miller +|
|Distribution||Calif. +, s Africa (Cape region) + and introduced in Europe. +|
|Elevation||300–600 m +|
|Habitat||"Shrubby plants forming a dense thicket on the slope of Bolinas Ridge above Stinson Beach" (J. T. Howell 1970) +|
|Illustration copyright||Flora of North America Association +|
|Illustrator||Barbara Alongi +|
|Phenology||Flowering summer. +|
|Publication title||Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh +|
|Publication year||1973 +|
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|Taxon family||Asteraceae +|
|Taxon name||Helichrysum petiolare +|
|Taxon parent||Helichrysum +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 19 +|