Known familiarly as the “billy button” or “drumstick,” craspedia is a perennial herbaceous member of the daisy family Compositae, and is a native wildflower of New Zealand, Australia and Tasmania. It has been cultivated in the United States as a garden flower since 1988. Its name comes from the Greek kraspedon for “edging,” which refers to the feathery foliage that accompanies its achenes, or fruit.
Unique shape adds textural and visual interest to designs. Flowers dry well.