Botanical name

Brunia noduliflora

Family

Bruniaceae

Common Name

Fonteinbossie, Stompie, Volstruisies

Synonym (old name)

Brunia nodiflora
Brunia noduliflora
Brunia noduliflora
Brunia noduliflora

Description

A rounded shrub resprouting from a persistent root stump. The leaves are stalkless, overlapping, triangular or lance-shaped and 2-3mm long, closely packed together. The large globular, cream flower heads are 10mm in diameter. The long stamens give the flowers a striking fluffy appearance. The flowers are arranged in loose globular clusters at the ends of branches.

brunia after Cornelius Brun, apothecary who travelled in Russia and the Lavant.

Habitat

Hills and rocky mountain slopes

Flower Date

March to June