CBW&C: Land’s End

Cape Roca

Cabo da Roca (Cape) Roca, municipality of Sintra, Portugal

Path along the rocky cliffs of Cabo da Roca (Cape Roca), the western edge of mainland Portugal and continental Europe.The attractive plant ground cover is an invasive species, Carpobrotus edulis, a member of the Aizoaceae succulent family. The mat-forming plant, introduced as ground cover by local residents several decades ago, now covers much of the arable land on Cabo da Roca.

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3 Comments

Although the Carpobrotus edulis is indeed lovely (especially in your beautiful photo), it does look pretty invasive. Isn’t it a shame to consider how we humans have damaged so many ecosystems even through the best of intentions?

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So true. I didn’t realize until I got home that it was invasive. It is very attractive and blooms but it must spread rapidly. It is like a carpet except where they have put in paths.

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