strawflower

noun
straw·​flow·​er | \ˈstrȯ-ˌflau̇(-ə)r \

Definition of strawflower 

: any of several plants having everlasting flowers especially : an Australian composite herb (Helichrysum bracteatum) widely cultivated for its brightly colored flower heads in which papery bracts resembling ray flowers surround a central disk

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Flowers which air dry well include goldenrod, hydrangea, statice, strawflower, celosia, rosebuds, yarrow, globe amaranth, grass plumes, rudbeckia, bachelor's buttons, zinnias and sunflower, to name a few. Dan Gill, NOLA.com, "How to create festive and free holiday decorations straight from your garden," 4 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of strawflower

circa 1922, in the meaning defined above

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