Helichrysum

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Helichrysum

genus in the plant family Asteraceae; in southern Africa H. argyrosphaerum contains an unidentified toxin which causes blindness and paresis resulting from degenerative lesions in the brain. In Australia H. blandowskianum (Argentipallium blandowskianum, everlasting woolly daisy) is hepatoxic but the toxin is unknown.