Herb: Pig's Face
Latin name: Disphyma australe
Synonyms: Mesembryanthemum australe
Family: Aizoaceae (Fig-marigold Family)
Edible parts of Pig's Face:The leaves are pickled. Fruit - the inner portion is used. No further details are given.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Coastal rocks and gravels, cliffs and sand dunes throughout New Zealand.
Propagation of Pig's Face:Seed - sow early spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out after the last expected frosts. Cuttings in the summer.
Cultivation of the herb:Coastal rocks and gravels, cliffs and sand dunes throughout New Zealand.
Medicinal use of Pig's Face:None known
Known hazards of Disphyma australe:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.