Santolina chamaecyparissus L., Sp. Pl. 842 1753. (Syn: Abrotanum foemina Garsault [Invalid]; Santolina marchii Arrigoni);
It is a small evergreen shrub growing to 50 cm (20 in) tall and broad. Densely covered in narrow, aromatic, grey-green leaves, in summer it produces masses of yellow, button-like composite flowerheads, held on slender stems above the foliage. The disc florets are tubular, and there are no ray florets.
This plant is valued in cultivation as groundcover, or as an edging plant for a hot, sunny, well-drained spot, though it may be short-lived. It dislikes winter wetness.
Cotton Lavender has many potential uses. Most commonly, the flowers and leaves are made into a decoction used to expel intestinal parasites. An oil used in perfumery can also be extracted from the plant. Branches may be hung up in wardrobes to repel insects, and leaves are also suitable for use in pot pourri and in herbal tobacco substitutes. In cosmetics it is used as a tonic.
(From Wikipedia on 20.6.13)
Asteraceae Fortnight Part 2-Discoid heads: Santolina chamaecyparissus L. from Kashmir -GS54 : Attachments (3). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Santolina chamaecyparissus AT MAR 2017/13 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Santolina chamaecyparissus L.
3 high resolution flowering images.
Santolina chamaecyparissus AT/JUNE/2020/09 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
I have grown it in green house.
Identification requested ATJUNE2016/23 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Kindly identify this cultivated plant.
It is Santolina chamaecyparissus
It was identified by you.
Now, I have some beautiful clicks with me.
I have been clicking it every year when I visit California, it is very commonly grown there.