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Hottentot-fig

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Hottentot-fig (Carpobrotus edulis) is a plant that was introduced to Great Britain from southern Africa in the late 17th century. It is only found on cliff-tops in the far southwest of England, and near Dublin in Ireland.

The name derives from the native tribesmen of southern Africa who ate the fleshy fruit of this plant.

It is a low-growing spreading plant, never reaching a height greater than three or four inches. It has trailing stems that bear fleshy upward-growing leaves that are triangular in cross-section and are often red at the tip.

It has many-petalled daisy-like flowers that are magenta or yellow. These appear from May to August. The fruit is surrounded by five leaf-shaped lobes.
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Violeta Very nice article
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dorageorg Great article
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soncee So nice pink flowers
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Justin Very interesting
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fortune wonderful blossoms, so soft color
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