National Recovery Plan for the Swamp Everlasting (Xerochrysum palustre)
Department of Sustainability and Environment, Melbourne, 2011
- National Recovery Plan for the Swamp Everlasting (Xerochrysum palustre) (PDF - 249 KB) | (RTF - 2.59 MB)
The Swamp Everlasting Xerochrysum palustre is a relatively large, yellow-flowered native daisy growing in seasonal or permanent wetland habitats. The species is endemic to south-eastern Australia, where it occurs in Victoria, Tasmania, and New South Wales. There are about 35 wild populations containing in excess of 10,000 plants. Major threats to populations include wetland drainage and modification, weed invasion, grazing and climate change. The Swamp Everlasting is listed as Vulnerable under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (listed as Bracteantha palustris). Xerochrysum palustre is listed as threatened under the Victorian Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988.This national Recovery Plan for the Swamp Everlasting details the species' distribution and biology, conservation status, threats, and recovery objectives and actions necessary to ensure its long-term survival.