Botanical name

Brachylaena neriifolia

Family

Asteraceae

Common Name

Water Witels, Bitterblaar
Brachylaena neriifolia
Brachylaena neriifolia
Brachylaena neriifolia
Brachylaena neriifolia
Brachylaena neriifolia

Description

Shrub or small tree up to 6m. Bark is dark grey-brown and vertically fissured. Leaves are lanceolate and leathery and without hairs; flowerheads are thistle-like, individual flowers whitish fading to brown and grouped together in small capitula.

Habitat

Coastal stream banks, kloofs

Flower Date

January to February