Purple Dewplant

Disphyma crassifolium

Description:
Purple Dewplant
Facts:

This rather attractive plants forms dense stands on cliff faces where its flowers can colour the whole cliff face. It outcompetes many native species in what are often very sensitive ecosystems it is a close relative of the Hottentot Fig another introduced species.

Introduced:

1936
Origin:
South Africa
Location:
Near the sea on cliffs in Cornwall, Scillies, E. Sussex, Suffolk, Wales, Channel Isles
Status:
Increasing
Problems:
Comments:
Outcompetes native plants including some endangered species.