The genus Helichrysum consists of an estimated 600 species, in the Sunflower family Asteraceae. The type species is Helichrysum Orientale. The name is derived from the Greek words Helisso (to Turn Around) and Chrysos (gold).
It occurs in Africa, Madagascar, Australasia and Eurasia. The plants may be annuals, herbaceous perennials or shrubs, growing to a height of 60 – 90 cm. COMMENTS