Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Wimmerella arabidea
Synonym (old name) - Laurentia arabidea
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Habitat Damp places, on edge of or in streams
Altitude 50 - 1300m
Flowering time Nov to March
Description A fine, dainty herb-like plant, found growing on edge, or in water along stream edges. Flowers, 3-4mm long, white or pale blue with slightly darker markings.
Differs from Lobelia in the absence of a split in the corolla tube.
After F. E. Wimmer, d.1961, a Viennese botanist and Roman Catholic priest who studied Lobeliaceae.
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