Xerochrysum palustre is a perennial paper daisy that grows in swampy habitats, including sedgy-heathy wetlands, heathlands and woodlands. In Tasmania, several of the 19 known subpopulations have not been recorded for many decades and the species was probably once more widespread than the data indicates. Subpopulations tend to be highly localised and small and the species probably has a total population of fewer than 5,000 mature individuals and occupies less than 5 hectares. We are working with Senior Conservation Management Officer Oberon Carter from the Threatened Species Unit, and on the weekend, we will be guided by technical expert James Wood, Manager of the Conservation Seedbank Program at the Botanic Gardens who wrote the current Tasmanian Threatened Species Listing Statement for this species.

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