Carpobrotus Glaucescens

Carpobrotus Glaucescens

Common name: Pigface

I grow best: In full sun
• Pink flower, Flowers from June- January
• Various soils
• Height 40cm
• Edible
• Eastern Suburb Banksia Scrub

Looks like:  Grows prolific across the ground running creeper, Leaves are glaucous, 3 shaped angled with 1.5 cm pink flowers with yellow center. Fruit is purple and red.

Habitat: Coastal dunes from Vic, Qld, NSW.


Traditional uses: Can be eaten raw or boiled and eaten as greens. You can apply the juice to sandfly bites or make a poultice of crushed leaves to apply to burns and scalds. Can be used as a balm to minimise pain.