A Fir Cone?? (Nope, it’s Brunia)

EDIT: I am grateful for a friend who found out that I was photographing dried ‘brunia’. Brunia is a shrub native to the cape region of South Africa. It has white pompom-like flowers.

I received a beautiful bouquet of winter flowers at Christmas from my other half. The flowers themselves are now residing in our garden waste bin, but one of the pieces of foliage has escaped the bin for now. In all honesty, I’m not sure what it is. It looks like it has come from an evergreen of some sort as there are needles along the stem/branch. I am wondering if these bud shapes would eventually turn into fir cones. Perhaps someone with green fingers could let me know. All I know is that I had a lot of fun taking this series of photos. I even took the time to set up a tripod.

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