Eriocephalus africanus, Wild Rosemary, Cape Snow Bush

Eriocephalus africanus

Wild Rosemary, Cape Snow Bush
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: South Africa
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunDry conditionsWhite, off-white flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEthnomedical plant.
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Flowering times vary, but the best displays are in winter when the whole shrub is covered in small, white flowers. The flowers are followed by fluffy seed heads looking much like cottony wool or snow.

Essential oil derived from Eriocephalus africanus is used as an ingredient in medicinal and perfume products.

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