Lobelia chamaepitys, the fine-stalked lobelia, is a basally branched or tufted shrublet, up to 30 cm tall when in flower. The specific name, chamaepitys, is made up of chamae meaning on the ground or creeping, pitys meaning pine. The leaves are narrow and long (about 2 cm) with toothed margins.
The plant is found in the southwestern parts of the Western Cape, from the Cape Peninsula to Swellendam, growing on fynbos mountain slopes. The species is not threatened early in the twenty first century.
This plant was seen in Fernkloof during March (Bean and Johns, 2005; Andrew, 2012).