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Not just a pretty face Coastal Pigface

Noongar name - Bain

Hear all about it!

The Coastal Pigface is a succulent which grows along the ground. A succulent is a type of plant which thick fleshy soft stems and leaves which feel juicy because of the high water content.

Succulents store water in their stems, leaves and roots and this allows them to live in dry places. The Coastal Pigface has pinkish-purple flowers with a little white in the centre. These flowers are 4-6 cm wide.

Where you can find a Coastal Pigface

Conservation Status

All Rottnest Island’s flora is protected under the Rottnest Island Authority Act 1987.
  • Extinct
  • Extinct in Wild
  • Critically Endangered
  • Endangered
  • Vulnerable
  • Near Threatened
  • Least Concerned

Help keep Rottnest's flora healthy

  • Do use water wisely on Rottnest
  • Do keep to designated tracks
  • Do take litter with you or use bins provided

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