- Hottentots Fig
- Latin Name
- Carpobrotus sauerae
- A coastal creeper on rocky outcrops and dunes that are already partly stabilised. Actively pollinated by a range of insects. One of several Carpobrotus species, some of which are used world-wide to stabilise shifting sands.
- Fruits succulent and edible; may be dried or used to make jams.
Sends out long runners with pairs of succulent leaves that are triangular in section. Flowers purple, large and showy, superficially daisy-like. Size: Leaves 50 mm long; flowers 70 mm in diameter.