Brunia!!!! It’s not often we see it flowering. The flowers are tiny, and are crowded into tight spherical knob-like inflorescences that are clustered into flat, rounded heads. The knobby inflorescences are covered by scale-like leaves, and before the flowers break through, they are green touched with black and silver, and are also very decorative. Each tiny flower is about 7 mm long, with yellow stamens sticking out, giving the inflorescence a yellowish tinge. They open in a ring, starting at the outside and working inwards. In the early part of the season, one bush usually shows the whole range of silver buds, ringed inflorescence, full and ageing flowers. They are particularly noticeable on overcast days when their flowerheads seem to gleam amongst the dark green foliage.