Athanasia flexuosa is a sparsely branched shrub growing fairly erect stems to 2 m in height.
The species, a South African endemic, grows in the north of the Western Cape and in Namaqualand in the Northern Cape. The photo was taken near Springbok.
The plants are often found near watercourses in arid and semi-arid areas. The species is not considered to be threatened in its habitat early in the twenty first century (Bond and Goldblatt, 1984; iNaturalist; http://redlist.sanbi.org).