Botanical name

Lampranthus aestivus

Family

Aizoaceae

Description

Erect, stiffly branched shrublet up to 30cm. Leaves erect, pitted, greyish, 10-15mm long that are flattened from the side and widened like the prow of a boat above; bears numerous white or pink flowers up to 25mm across, on pedicels up to 20mm long.

Greek: lampro- = bright, brilliant, radiant, anthos = flower; referring to the radiance of the flowers of this genus.

Habitat

Sandy, coastal flats

Flower Date

October to March