- 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.
- 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.
- The flowers are many-petaled and yellow with creamy white bracts. The plants bloom from August to September.
- 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.
- University of California, Jepson Flora Project
- California Invasive Plant Council
- USDA NRCS PLANTS
- USDA ARS GRIN