Strawflowers resemble daisies in form with a ray of petals around a central disk, but unlike daisies, the petals are stiff and papery. In fact, they aren’t true petals at all, but modified leaves called bracts. The narrow green leaves and sturdy stems are covered in fine hairs.
◎ Common Name: Strawflower, golden everlasting, mixed strawflowers
◎ Botanical Name: Xerochrysum bracteatum
◎ Seasonality: All year fresh
◎ Region: Hailing from tough areas in Australia, they can occasionally be found growing in very dry areas, sometimes even in pure sand.
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