Aboriginal Heritage - Melville
Scientific name: Carpobrotus virescens
- This is a succulent, ground hugging coastal plant with attractive pink flowers.
- When the petals drop off, the fruiting base of the flower swells up, turning purplish-red when mature.
- The juicy centre contains seeds in a white pink pulp and the taste could be compared to that of zucchini (albeit a slightly salty one).
- Aboriginal people ate these fruits fresh or dried.
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