Nemesia ligulata, the club-spurred nemesia or in Afrikaans the kappieblommetjie (little bonnet flower) or langstertleeubekkie (long tail lion maw), is an annual herb of sandy slopes and flats in Namaqualand, the northern parts of the Western Cape and into the Little Karoo.
Strong plants may branch and grow to 40 cm. The leaves are narrowly elliptic to lanceolate and toothed. They may be shiny and are centrally channelled. The white and yellow flower colour combination seen here may be orange and blue or yellow overall in other plants in the species. The four white spreading, erect upper petals are narrow with rounded tips. The big yellow lower lip of the corolla has rounded lateral lobes and two parallel oblong, velvety bulges at the base where the colour is darker. There is also a curved spur at the tip below, blunt or slightly swollen.
Blooming coincides with the Namaqualand annual flower fest, from late winter to mid-spring (Manning, 2009; Le Roux, et al, 2005).