Flora of Northern Ireland
  • Carpobrotus edulis var. rubescens Druce - hottentot-fig - Aizoaceae
Carpobrotus edulis var. rubescens
© Paul Hackney
Carpobrotus edulis var. rubescens
(Map updated: March 2008)
 

Introduced from southern Africa, this succulent species has escaped from gardens at a few sites on the coast. In parts of Great Britain this plant is a nuisance on maritime rocks and any spread in Northern Ireland should be carefully monitored. Normally the Northern Ireland plant seems only to have reddish-purple flowers (var. rubescens).

All names: Carpobrotus edulis var. rubescens Druce