Disphyma crassifolium

Disphyma crassifolium, commonly known as Rounded Noon-flower, is a ground cover that is native to coastal areas of Australia. It has succulent, rounded leaves and, in the summer, it produces small, pink flowers that contrast beautifully with the foliage. This plant is tolerant of salty, sandy soils and is well suited for use in coastal landscapes or xeriscaping projects. It is also useful for preventing soil erosion and can be planted in rock gardens or between pavers to soften hardscape features.



Height: Up to 5-20 cm.

Width: Up to 30-50 cm.

Aspect: Prefers full sun to partial shade.

Flowers: Produces small, pink or white flowers, appear in summer

Uses: Disphyma crassifolium is often used as a groundcover or for erosion control on sandy coastal soils. It is also edible and can be used in salads or cooked like spinach. It has a high salt tolerance and can be used in coastal gardens. Additionally, the plant is used in traditional medicine to treat wounds and skin infections.


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