Xerochrysum bracteatum and an old flower lady

It was warm sunny day yesterday in Ljubljana,one of those last summer days each year brings before autumn.I always try to pick up such day’s memories to warm me up in cold winter, just like the old flower-lady makes bouquets from dry flowers to catch summer colors for the winter whiteness……...

Xerochrysum bracteatum, commonly known as the golden everlasting, is a flowering plant in the family Asteraceae native to Australia.

Xerochrysum bracteatum      had been introduced to cultivation in England by 1791.[32]German horticulturist Herren Ebritsch obtained material and developed it at his nursery in Arnstadt near Erfurt in Germany. He bred and sold cultivars of many colours from bronze to white to purple, which spread across Europe in the 1850s.

Xerochrysum bracteatum
Wild form of Xerochrysum bracteatum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Xerochrysum
Species: X. bracteatum
Binomial name
Xerochrysum bracteatum
(Vent.) Tzvelev
Bracteantha bracteata (Vent.) Anderb. & Haegi
Helichrysum bracteatum (Vent.) Andrews
Helichrysum lucidum Henckel[1][2]
Helichrysum chrysanthum Pers.[2][3]

4 Replies to “Xerochrysum bracteatum and an old flower lady”

  1. I love the idea of picking up the day’s memories, gathering them as you might gather a basket of flowers. For years I’ve had that feeling about this time of year and struggled to find words to express it. Thank you.


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