Heliophila pendula, hanging sunflax or in Afrikaans the kleinwitsporrie (small white sporrie), is an annual herb that grows to heights ranging between 8 cm and 50 cm. Its leaves are dissected with narrow lobes of about 3 mm wide.
The species distribution lies in the south of the country, from the Cape Peninsula and Tulbagh to the Eastern Cape around Port Elizabeth. The habitat is flats and lower slopes in loam or sandy soils among a variety of vegetation types excluding fynbos. The species is not considered threatened in its habitat early in the twenty first century.
This one was found on a stony Little Karoo slope near Oudtshoorn (Vlok and Schutte-Vlok, 2010; Bond and Goldblatt, 1984; iSpot; www.redlist.sanbi.org).