- Flower nameAmmobium
- Scientific nameAmmobium alatum
- AliasWinged Everlasting, カイザイク, 貝細工
- Place of originsoutheastern Australia
- Place of floweringGarden, Cut flowers, flower arrangement
- Flowering seasonJanuary, February, March, November, December
What is Ammobium
Ammobium (scientific name: Ammobium alatum), native to southeastern Australia, is a semi-cold hardy annual grass in the genus Ammobium in the Asteraceae family. It is also known by its Japanese name, kaizaiku , and its English name, Winged Everlasting. It grows wild along roadsides and in farmlands. What looks like white flowers are bracts and the yellow center is the flower. The stem has winged hairs. The genus name "Ammobium" is a compound of the Greek words ammos (sand) + bios ("life"), and the species subname "alatum" is a Latin word meaning "alatus" (winged). The photo shows Ammobium 'Bikini'.
Common name: Ammobium, scientific name: Ammobium alatum, Japanese name: Kaizaik, English name: Winged Everlasting, Origin: Southeastern Australia, Life type. Semi-cold hardy annual herb, Height: 40-100 cm, Leaf shape: lanceolate, Leaf length: 7-10 cm, Leaf width: 1-1.5 cm, Corolla: 0.5 cm, Flower diameter (including white bracts that look like flowers): 4 cm, Flowering season: November to April, Flowering style: single, Flower color: yellow, bract color: white, Uses: garden planting, dried flowers.