helichrysum definition

  • noun:
    • the genus Helichrysum of plants associated with the sunflower.
    • A genus of composite flowers, with shining, commonly white or yellowish, or often reddish, radiated involucres, which can be known as “everlasting plants.”
    • a big genus of composite plants, of tribe Inuloideæ, characterized by its frequently yellow flowers, naked receptacle, setose pappus, very conspicuous colored and petaloid involucre, and usually alternative whole leaves.
    • big genus of mainly African and Australian herbs and shrubs: everlasting plants; in a few classifications includes genus Ozothamnus

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