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Carpobrotus glaucescens A succulent plant with spectacular bright pink flowers. Carpobrotus glaucescens (commonly known as pigface, ice plant or angular sea fig) is native to Australia and is edible. The red-purple fruit has a flavour described as like salty strawberry. The thick, fleshy leaves can also be eaten &ndash; raw or cooked and the juice from the leaves can be used to soothe stings or burnt skin. <br />
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Carpobrotus glaucescens

A succulent plant with spectacular bright pink flowers. Carpobrotus glaucescens (commonly known as pigface, ice plant or angular sea fig) is native to Australia and is edible. The red-purple fruit has a flavour described as like salty strawberry. The thick, fleshy leaves can also be eaten – raw or cooked and the juice from the leaves can be used to soothe stings or burnt skin.
Flowers 5 cm in diameter, leaves up to 10 cm in length

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  1. Mesmerizing! Posted 4 months ago
    1. Is it me, or does the centre seem to glow in these flowers?! Maybe it's a side effect of eating them ha ha Posted 4 months ago
      1. Lol, yes it definitely seems to glow! I viewed it on full screen and was amazed by the center of the flower. Posted 4 months ago

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''Carpobrotus glaucescens'', commonly known as angular sea-fig or pigface, is a species of flowering plant in the ice plant family.

Similar species: Caryophyllales
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Jan 10, 2019. Captured Oct 20, 2018 10:11 in 67 Rowan Cres, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/13.0
  • 1/99s
  • ISO200
  • 100mm