Zaluzianskya capensis is a small, slender, annual herb growing on dunes and coastal areas and lower slopes of hills from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape. The showy white petals have a long corolla tube and they are maroon on the lower surface. The five petals of each flower in the terminal clusters are usually two-lobed. The flower centre is yellow with two of the anthers being bigger than the rest. The buds resemble maroon drumsticks before opening leading to the common name of drumsticks. The Afrikaans name is verfblommetjie.