Carpobrotus glaucescens

This prostrate creeping succulent has long trailing stems and roots at its nodes, meaning it can grow to cover a large area.

It produces large pink to purple daisy-like flowers in Spring to Summer, which attract bees and insects.

Both its red-purple fruit and leaves are used as a food source by Aboriginal people, although the leaves must be cooked.

It prefers sandy well-drained soils, in full sun to light shade.

It is highly effective as a dune stabiliser, and is salt tolerant and drought resistant.