Australian Pig Face

Carpobrotus rossii (Haw.) Schwantes

It is a prostrate plant with thick, succulent leaves the flowers are superficially daisy-like and about 45 mm in diameter and they usually have mauve to purple petals and a white centre. The fruits are globular, about 20 mm diameter and dull red in colourdue to its hardy nature and salt resistance

Bush tucker plant - ripe fruit can be eaten raw or stewed, pigface’s soft fig-like fruit has been described as one of the best bush treats.

Extracts of the plant have significant in vitro antioxidant, antiplatelet, and anti-inflammatory activity

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What habitats does Carpobrotus rossii live in?

Coastal sand dunes, usually very close to the sea

What is the distribution of Carpobrotus rossii?

Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria

How big does Carpobrotus rossii grow?

3.5 - 10 cm high width can be several metres

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