Martha's exotic Backyard in Israel
Eriocephalus africanus, Cape snow bush, African rosemary,
|| ||Eriocephalus africanus L.|
|| ||Cape Snow Bush, African rosemary|
|| || צמרר אפריקני|
|| ||Compositae / Asteraceae, מורכבים|
|| ||Evergreen shrub|
|| ||Branched, woody stems|
|| ||Small needle-shaped silvery, grey leaves in tufts along the branches|
|| ||White ray florets on the outside and purple disc florets in the centre|
|| ||Fluffy seed heads(look like cotton, wool or snow)|
|| ||South Africa|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Eriocephalus, in Greek comp., erio-, woolly-, wool-; -cephalus, -headed; woolly headed; on these scented shrubs the heads, after flowering, become woolly.
- The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.