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. The peak blooming happens in winter when rain stimulates performance as seen here.
This plant is a pampered garden specimen at Onrus that managed a flowering flourish in March.
Clusters of sweetly scented radiate flowerheads cover the ends of branches. 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).
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