Noonflower blossoms

Check out this beautiful Noonflower or Karkalla, which we have utilised to bind sand on the foreshore.

Officially known as the Carpobrotus rossii, this native plant was once prolific along our section of coast, and it is great to see it being re-established as it is such a useful and aesthetic plant.

The flowers only open on sunny days and the fruit was eaten by Aborigines either freshly picked or dried, while the leaves, which  are slightly salty, were eaten raw with meat.

Local Aborigines used this plant to treat cuts, bites and stings, as it has significant in-vitro antioxidant, antiplatelet and anti-inflammatory properties.

A fantastic burst of colour along our coast!

noonflower

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