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Nemesia caerulea

''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.
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. This view is looking down on the flowerheads. 

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Appearance

It produces many small flowers in shades of pink, blue and white. The flowers are two-lipped, the upper lip with four lobes and the lower lip with two lobes. In cultivation the two lips are often different colours.

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Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionAngiosperms
ClassEudicots
OrderLamiales
FamilyScrophulariaceae
GenusNemesia
SpeciesN. caerulea
Photographed in
Australia