The flowers of Eriocephalus africanus, wild rosemary or the kapokbossie in Afrikaans, may be seen almost throughout the year, barring maybe the hottest part of summer. But the peak blooming comes in winter when rain stimulates performance as seen here. Clusters of sweetly scented radiate flowerheads cover the ends of branches. The three or four white (female) ray florets on each head are broad with three-lobed tips. The central disc comprises the male flowers. At the base of the flower the receptacle is covered in scales and a row of rounded bracts below the ray florets (Manning, 2007; www.plantzafrica.com).
This plant is a pampered garden specimen at Onrus that managed a flowering flourish in March.