Featherhead, Flannel bush, Flannel flower (Eng.), Veerkoppie (Afr.)
A highly attractive and ornamental shrub, the Cape Myrtle with its unique flowers made up of golden bracts is a great addition to any mediterranean or fynbos garden. The golden bracts has a way off catching the sunlight and seem to glow, so position it in an open space in the garden to catch early morning or late afternoon light. Smaller than and slightly different from Phylica plumosa, it is also more endangered as the area it grows in is smaller and continually becoming smaller. So cherish this plant in your garden, not only for the beautiful cut-flowers you may gain from it, but also for being so unique and scarce.