Botanical name

Brachylaena neriifolia

Family

Asteraceae

Common Name

Water Witels
Brachylaena neriifolia
Brachylaena neriifolia
Brachylaena neriifolia
Brachylaena neriifolia
Brachylaena neriifolia

Description

A shrub or small tree up to 6m. Bark is a dark grey-brown colour and vertically fissured. Leaves are lanceolate and leathery without hairs. Flowerheads are thistle-like. Individual flowers whitish fading to brown,  grouped together in small capitula.

Habitat

Coastal stream banks - kloofs

Flower Date

January to February