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A picture of a Lessertia


Lessertia spp.

Lessertia montana (6015077608) by FarOutFlora (CC BY 2.0)

Full Sun
Light watering

Expected size





  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Lessertia

A Lessertia plant in a garden with green leaves and red flowers
A close up of a Lessertia plant in flower with some green leaves
A close up of a Lessertia plant
A close up of some Lessertia seedpods

Lessertia Overview

Lessertia is a genus containing around 61 species in the Fabaceae family. These plants are found growing naturally from Kenya to South Africa. Reclassification has placed the genus Sutherlandia into this one, some of these plants are reported to be useful medicinally and also good for pasture.

How to propagate Lessertia


Seed in spring.

Special features of Lessertia

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Lessertia

Grown for their flowers and fruits.