The flowers of Eriospermum zeyheri grow in a many-flowered raceme between midsummer and early autumn. Inflorescences stand 50 cm tall; the individual flower pedicels are short, less than 8 mm in length. The flowers in picture are no longer open, April being past their blooming season.
The generic name Eriospermum is derived from the Greek words erion (wool) and sperma (seed); this is apt because an Eriospermum seed is densely covered in a layer of white hairs.
E. zeyheri plants are found in the Little Karoo east of Barrydale and through the Eastern Province to Grahamstown. They normally grow on lower clayey slopes in a variety of veld types (Vlok and Schutte-Vlok, 2010; Bond and Goldblatt, 1984; www.pacificbulbsociety.org).