Carpobrotus edulis   Hottentot-fig

Carpobrotus edulis

This is an introduction in the UK but is even more at home here in the Mediterranean even though it is a South African plant originally. The flowers can be yellow (var edulis), pink with yellow at the base of the petals (var chrysophthalamus) or purple/pink which is var rubescens.

Near Fungus Rock, Gozo 23rd March 2005

Added on January 8th 2006, updated 25th November 2008, updated 11th March 2010

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