< Aptenia cordifolia × A. haeckeliana

   

Carpobrotus edulis >

Sea Fig *
Carpobrotus chilensis


Family: Aizoaceae (FIG-MARIGOLD).
Generic common name: FIG-MARIGOLD, CARPOBROTUS.

Coastal strand, April 2005.

Characteristics: non-Native, Red, Large, Solitary, Simple, Herbaceous, Perennial, Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer.

Carpobrotus chilensis hybridizes with C. edulis and the plants shown here likely contains at least some C. edulis.
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Plants from one small population vary from pretty good C. chilensis on the left to essentially C. edulis on the right. Notice the difference in the flower sizes. The frequently encountered ‘large’ magenta-flowered plants are more typical of hybrids closer to C. edulis.



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