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Helichrysum depressum

Status: Not threatened

Braided river status 

Mainly South Island riverbeds. Distribution mapwhen page opens, just click on the green ‘search’ button without changing any of the settings

Recent observations

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The name Helichrysum depressum comes from the Greek helios ‘sun’ and chrysos ‘gold’, referring to the colour of the flowers of some species. There is no common name for this shrub, which is a brownish grey sprawling collection of  twigs 1-2mm wide at tip. Its leaves are scale-like, overlapping, and embedded in whitish fuzz. The flowers are small, dry, and at tip of its branches.

Conservation activities

Helichrysum depressum is not under threat and conservation activities to protect other native species are likely to ensure it remains ‘not threatened’.

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