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Pigface is a succulent prostrate creeper with thick fleshy leaves that are 4-8 cm long, 8-17 mm wide and triangular in cross-section.
The leaves range from bright green to green with tinges of red along the edges and are opposite.
The plant's flowers, which are white at the base, range from pink to purple and contain numerous petals.
The flowers bloom mostly between March and August.
In February, the plant produces red, succulent fruit with 2 horns.
Pigface can be established by using seed or cuttings.
It is not commonly found within the central saltmarsh, but more likely on the edge of saltmarsh on sandy substrates.
The plant is useful for sandy foredune stabilisation.
edge of saltmarsh on sandy substrates.
Pigface is found in eastern New South Wales, and in south-east Queensland north to Mackay.
Height: 0.1m - 0.15m
Spread: 2m - 3m
Relatives in same Genus