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An attractive succulent herb growing on cliffs and sand dunes in Australia in the states of Victoria and Tasmania, with triangular, blue-green leaves and showy hot pink to purple flowers, white toward the base, followed by red, fleshy, globe-shaped fruits. The leaves and the fruits used to be eaten by the Aborigines. Carpobrotus rossii tolerates coastal and saline conditions and strong winds and will resist moderate freezes. Ideal for warm-temperate climates, in USDA Zones 9 and 10, it makes a superb and robust ground cover even on sand and rocks.