The white or yellow, sometimes purplish mesemb type flower of Mitrophyllum mitratum grows solitary from a stem-tip or in small, lax, cyme-shaped clusters. There are five, unequal sepals per flower, free to the base.
The petals grow in three or four whorls around the numerous stamens that initially form a column, later spread. The nectar glands are positioned in a circle around the five awl-shaped stigmas. The flowers are highly scented, their aroma reminiscent of snapdragon flowers. The inferior ovary has five to seven locules.
The flower measures 3 cm in diameter, growing on stems up to 30 cm tall. The flowers typically open around noon, closing before dark.
The fruit capsule is a short, conical section missing its tip, widest at its top. The one in picture has lost most of its body mass. The seeds are ovoid or pear-shaped (Williamson, 2010; Frandsen, 2017; Smith, et al, 1998; Herre, 1971; iNaturalist).