The flowers of Leucospermum calligerum start off pale yellow to cream coloured, fading to pinkish red as they age. The yellow pollen presenter or stigma at each style tip can be seen in this photo.
These structures facilitate selectivity by the female flower component among the pollen grains presented. The flowerheads are nearly spherical or globose, ranging from 2 cm to over 3 cm in diameter. Blooming lasts from midwinter to summer (Manning, 2009; Bond and Goldblatt, 1984; http://aob.oxfordjournals.org).