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Nemesia caerulea Native to South Africa. Nemesia is a genus of annuals, perennials and shrubs. The flowers are two-lipped, with the upper lip consisting of four lobes and the lower lip two lobes. Each flower 20 x 20 mm. <br />
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Pleasantly scented.<br />
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Pleasantly scented. This view is looking down on the flowerheads. <br />
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Nemesia caerulea

Native to South Africa. Nemesia is a genus of annuals, perennials and shrubs. The flowers are two-lipped, with the upper lip consisting of four lobes and the lower lip two lobes. Each flower 20 x 20 mm.

Pleasantly scented.

Nemesia caerulea Native to South Africa. Nemesia is a genus of annuals, perennials and shrubs. The flowers are two-lipped, with the upper lip consisting of four lobes and the lower lip two lobes. Each flower 20 x 20 mm.<br />
<br />
Pleasantly scented. This view is looking down on the flowerheads. <br />
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  1. Absolutely lovely. This image just whispers 'spring'! Posted 11 months ago
    1. Thanks Christine. I'm not one for bedding plants/annuals usually, but these stood out at the nursery and I couldn't resist. Posted 11 months ago
      1. What sort of plants do you prefer in your garden? Posted 11 months ago
        1. Keen liking and interest for Australian natives Christine. (Botanically, plus thinking of the local fauna). There are non-natives in the gardens, but usually for form such as the huge conifers. Bedding plants are a bit too twee for me usually, definitely something I inherited from my father either in genes or his gardening and comments I was exposed to while growing up. But this Nemesia was subtle in its beauty I thought. Posted 11 months ago
          1. It is very pretty! Your garden sounds so lovely. I'd like to have a wild, native garden someday. Posted 11 months ago
  2. Really pretty. Sometimes you’ve just got to pause and look closely at the beauty that surrounds you ! Posted 11 months ago

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''Nemesia caerulea'' is a blue- to purple- flowered herbaceous perennial member of the family Scrophulariaceae. The plant is native to the Cape Floristic Province of southwestern South Africa, where it grows at low elevations on fully exposed north-facing and northwest-facing slopes in association with other native grasses and forbs.

Similar species: Lamiales
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Oct 22, 2020. Captured Oct 6, 2020 13:23 in E Powerline Trail, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/128s
  • ISO250
  • 100mm