This native groundcover is commonly known as golden everlasting.
Xerochrysum bracteatum is described as a "dicot" in the Asteraceae family.
Flagged as a potential locally significant species in the Fraser Coast Region. In the Queensland Nature Conservation Act it is classified as Least Concern. Under the Federal Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act it is not classified.
Uncommon in the Fraser Coast region recorded on K'gari (Fraser Island) and on the mainland near Tinnanbar and Tin Can Bay. Wide distribution elsewhere in Australia. Previously known as Helichrysum bracteatum (Australian Plant Census).
Collections from coastal sand dunes and dune swales including on K’gari tentatively assigned to Xerochrysum sp. North Stradbroke Island (L.Durrington 675)
It has been recorded in the Wide Bay district in the Queensland Herbarium Census and is listed as occurring in the Fraser Coast region in Queensland Herbarium Wildlife Online.
Reported at 2 Fraser Coast localities: Great Sandy Strait, K'gari.
Fraser Coast distribution based on unverified field reports.