Hottentot Fig

These are a creeping plants, which often form extensive mats on roadsides and coastal areas of Hydra. The actual plant is fleshy and has woody-based stems. The leaves are slightly waxy and are between 8 - 12cm long and have a triangular cross-section. They are arranged in opposite pairs an have serrated edges. 

 

The flowers of the Hottentot Fig are quite spectacular. They are 60-90mm across and grow singly. They have a circular fringe of numerous overlapping, linear petals of bright purple, yellow or orange, surrounding the yellow stamens. They flower from March until July. The fleshy fruit is edible.

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