This white form of Nemesia fruticans was seen in October in the Rooiberg between Van Wyksdorp and Calitzdorp. The literature shows differences as to the flowering time of this species. It is possible that some flowering takes place at any time of year, given the large distribution of the plant in both summer and winter rainfall areas and the diversity of the terrain in which it is established.
The Afrikaans common name of witleeubekkie (white snapdragon) matches the colour of this specimen although pink and mauve ones also occur and the name mauve nemesia also exists.
Another Afrikaans name, maagpynblommetjie (little stomach ache flower) is confusing, as no indications could be found in the available literature that the plant is associated with medicinal uses. Does it then cause such aches? Surely not from looking at it! Finding someone who has eaten some, even in the interests of science, may take time.