Carpobrotus rossii
Ross's Noonflower, Karkalla

Uses: Sand and soil binding plant for foreshores, embankments, coastal reserves and parks. Showy displays of bright coloured flowers.
Cultural use: Fruit and leaves eaten raw or cooked by indigenous peoples.
Note: Fire retardant plant as per SA Country Fire Service, contact for further information.

:NU: Nullarbor   
:GT: Gairdner-Torrens   
:EP: Eyre Peninsula
:NL: Northern Lofty
:YP: Yorke Peninsula
:SL: Southern Lofty
:KI: Kangaroo Island
:SE: South Eastern
For detail on these regions refer to the user guide.

  • Height 0.1-0.1m
  • Spread 1-2m
  • Position
    • position-fullsun Full Sun
    • position-partshade Part Shade
  • Family Aizoaceae
  • Botanical Name Carpobrotus rossii
  • Common Name Ross's Noonflower, Karkalla
  • Origin SA, Vic, WA, Tas
  • Habit Prostrate, creeping
  • Landscape Coast, Coastal cliffs, Coastal dunes, Coastal footslopes, Hills, Plains, 2nd line coast
  • Soil Texture Clay, Loam, Sand
  • pH Acidic, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Tolerates Drought, Fire, Lime, Moderate frost, Soil salinity
  • Supplementary Watering None
  • Flower Colour Purple
  • Flowering Time Spring, Winter
  • Flower Type Open-petalled
  • Purpose Bush food, Habitat, Ornamental
  • Form Groundcover
  • Indigenous to the Adelaide Region