Eriospermum zeyheri leaves are normally pressed flat upon the ground. Stony obstacles in the habitat of the plant in picture near Oudtshoorn are interfering with the leaf’s ability to assume that position. The leaf shape is cordate (heart-shaped) to nearly circular; the leaf has a fleshy texture.
The leaves of E. zeyheri are fairly similar to those of E. capense that are darker with red lower surfaces. The inflorescences of these two plants are quite different (Vlok and Schutte-Vlok, 2010).