Sunday, August 16, 2009

Natal Creeping Fig

The Natal Creeping Fig (Carpobrotus dimidiatus) are found in coastal areas from the South East of South Africa and all the way up to Mozambique. Its a succulent which grows very easily and is often very popular as a ground cover in landscaping.
The flowers are magenta and its close relative is the Sour Fig (Carpobrotus edulis) which looks very similar but has yellow flowers.

5 comments:

  1. I can just imagine how spectacular a ground covering in that must look. What a gorgeous color.

    I love the photogaphs on your blog. I haven't had a chance to visit much lately... :-(

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  2. It is a pretty groundcover. Also great for rubbing on the skin when stung or bitten by a 'gogga'

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  3. These plants certainly are quite colorful!

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  4. Edible, medicinal and beautiful, what more could you ask for.

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  5. Oh I remember those growing in our garden as kids in the Free State. Always reminded me of sea anenomes for some reason - maybe the skinny, soft petals. Very pretty!

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