Angular Sea-fig

Carpobrotus glaucescens

''Carpobrotus glaucescens'', commonly known as angular sea-fig or pigface, is a species of flowering plant in the ice plant family.
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 Aizoaceae,Australia,Carpobrotus glaucescens,Geotagged,Macro,Pigface,Spring,botany,flower,ice plant,plant

Appearance

The succulent leaves are 3.5–10 cm long and 9–15 mm wide, straight or slightly curved. The flowers are 3.2–6 cm wide, and light purple. The red to purple fruit is 2–3 cm long and 1.6–2.4 cm wide.

Distribution

It is a succulent coastal ground cover native to temperate eastern Australia.

Uses

The fruit pulp is edible, with a flavor like salty strawberry or kiwifruit. The skin is discarded. The leaves are also edible cooked, and can be used as a preserved pickles. Fruit of the plant can also be made into a toffee or jam.

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Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionAngiosperms
ClassEudicots
OrderCaryophyllales
FamilyAizoaceae
GenusCarpobrotus
SpeciesC. glaucescens
Photographed in
Australia