Carpobrotus edulis

Hottentot Fig - This plant has edible leaves and fruit. Originally from south Africa. It now colonises some parts of the Algarve putting on a fabulous display. There are yellow and mauve forms. They will grow together and form a beautiful coloured carpet. I photographed these specimens In the Alvor estuary and Cape St. Vincent in Portugal during April.

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