Botanical name

Aspalathus cliffortioides




Erect or sprawling shrub or shrublet, 0.1-1.5m. Leaves 3-foliolate, opposite or sub-opposite, leaflets linear to awl-shaped, often slightly incurved, glabrous or sofly hairy; flowers in terminal heads, bright yellow, fading reddish, black or brown, wings glabrous, keel with pointed tip, glabrous, calyx woolly, lobes linear to lanceolate with distinct mid-vein.

Very similar to Aspalathus ciliaris but leaves opposite or sub-opposite, flowers smaller, wing blades to 7mm long.


Mountain slopes 100-1250m

Flower Date

October to January