hottentot fig
Carpobrotus edulis (L.) N.E. Br

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EDDMapS Distribution - This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts, herbaria, and literature. For more information, visit

EDDMapS Distribution

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State Invasives List

Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Caryophyllidae
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Aizoaceae
Genus: Carpobrotus

Other System Links

Plants: CAED3
GRIN: 101172
ITIS: 19934

Synonyms and Other Names

Other Common Names:
freeway iceplant


Category: Shrub or Subshrub
Category: Forbs/Herbs