Nemesia, a member of the snapdragon family, is an annual herb that is widely grown in cultivation as the clusters of colourful flowers make it an attractive garden plant (4). The flowers may be white, cream, pink, mauve or sometimes red, with brown mottling on the throat of the flower. Each flower measures around 20 millimetres across, and has four rounded upper petals, with a large, lower lip and coarse hairs in the mouth. The leaves of nemesia are narrow and lance-shaped, and have slightly toothed edges (2) (4). The fruit of this plant is a dry capsule, which contains the seeds (1).
- Height: up to 40 cm (2)