Family: Aizoaceae (Pigface family).
Native of Australia.
Occurrence: Uncommon in Central Victoria. It is a common plant of inland Australia.
Inland Noon-flower is most common in mallee areas, but extends over much of Victoria
Similar species: The native Coast Pigface is a common plant along the coastline. It does not extend far inland. Introduced Chilean Pigface is a common garden pigface, and occurs as a weed, especially from dumping of garden refuse. It has longer leaves (more than 7 times as long as wide), has more petals, and the leaves are not purplish.
Carpobrotus: meaning bearing edible fruit, from the first described species.