A well-developed Anchusa capensis inflorescence is branched into cymes or panicles and many-flowered when growth conditions allow lush presentation.
The inflorescence lengthens in the fruiting stage. A fruit consists of four wrinkled nutlets, convex on the back with a marginal rim on top and a thickened ring around the base.
The plant is susceptible to drought, less ambitious in size during dry periods, perennial when conditions allow. Browsing by livestock and game is common when the plants grow well (Vlok and Schutte-Vlok, 2015; Manning, 2009; Le Roux, et al, 2005; iNaturalist).