Carpobrotus glaucescens, known as Pigface or Angular Pigface, is a member of the Family Aizoaceae. It is a prostrate, creeping succulent, found growing naturally in coastal areas on sand dunes along the NSW and Queensland coast. There are 6 species of this genus that are native to Australia. It's very salt tolerant and is able to withstand salt spray, strong winds, and sand blast. As this wetland area is subject to tidal flooding, this spotting is well adapted to high-salt conditions, growing on sandy soil.
Boondall Wetlands Reserve - http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/environme... The trees in this spotting location are predominantly She-oak (casuarina) and Melaleuca species. This is on the very edge of a salt flat area, so the other dominant ground cover species is marine couch (grass).
Spotted with my PN buddies Shanna Bignell and Pamela Sai. Thank you both for such a wonderful day :-)
Lat: -27.34, Long: 153.08
Spotted on Aug 30, 2014
Submitted on Aug 31, 2014