Protea dracomontana, from its name the Protea of the Drakensberg, is a small shrub that grows in this high altitude summer rainfall grassland. This is but one of several Protea species that have both pink and white flowering forms.
The inflorescence reaches 6 cm in diameter, usually growing solitary at stem tips, but axillary flowerheads are sometimes seen. The involucral bracts occur in five or six rows, ovate in the lower rows, oblong higher up with rounded to pointed tips. The perianths are about 4 cm in length, the styles up to 6 cm. The pollen presenter is thread-like with an acute tip. The ovary is about 3 mm long, covered in tawny glandular hairs.
The flowering season varies with elevation and the recent fire history of the terrain, but usually occurs from midsummer to early autumn (Rourke, 1980).