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Nemesia barbata

Nemesia barbata


Annual up to 30 cm. Leaves are egg-shaped, toothed and opposite. Flowers (August to October, often after fire) in compact racemes, white with sky-blue to deep purple lower lip, upper lobes small and rounded, spur short to 2 mm long.

Distribution in the Hex

Sandy or loamy flats and slopes of Hex River Arid Alluvium Fynbos.


  • Manning, J. & Goldblatt, P. 2012. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 1: the Core Cape flora, Strelitzia 29. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.