This genus has got all the beautiful Cape species taken out of it, and given to Astélma and helichrysum.
The woody Immortelle (helichrysum fruticosum) is one of those peculiar to the Cape districts.
Other species of helichrysum and species of allied genera with scarious heads of flowers are also known as “everlastings.”
Whether this plant be a Scabious, Thrift or helichrysum is hard to judge from the imperfect flower of the dried specimen.
Pteronia spinosa, and helichrysum vestitum, are hardy shrubs found on the slopes.