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What is this terrible-looking hairy plant with maybe nice flowers?

Its height is 25cm/1ft, this is the only specimen in my yard, it could be non-invasive, but it looks no beautiful to me, so I will most likely treat it as a weed.

Sorry for blurry pictures.

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  • Any chance you could post another picture that shows the plant in focus? Its hard to see the leaves clearly – Bamboo Mar 31 '18 at 23:32
  • Will do it, but can't at this moment. @Bamboo – VividD Apr 1 '18 at 7:50
  • Does it smell? I would go to some Senecio or Artemisia (and related genera) – Giacomo Catenazzi Apr 1 '18 at 19:00
  • I didn't try smelling it, but I will, even though I don't have particularly strong urge to do it. :) @Giacomo – VividD Apr 1 '18 at 19:05
  • @Bamboo New photos of this plant. – VividD Apr 4 '18 at 17:56
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The plant looks a lot like Chrysocephalum apiculatum.

I’m not certain because it’s difficult to determine the leaf shape from your photos, but the flowers and growth form match.

From Wikipedia...

Chyrsocephalum apiculatum is known by the common names common everlasting and yellow buttons. It is a perennial herb native to southern Australia. It is a member of Asteraceae, the daisy family. It grows in sunny locations on light, well-drained soil in grassy areas. It is an important food plant for the Australian butterfly painted lady (Vanessa kershawi).

  • New photos of this plant. – VividD Apr 4 '18 at 17:57

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