Pig Face is commonly found growing around the coastal environs of Australia, favouring beaches and sand dunes. It may also be found in the Arid Zones. Some species grow well in the southern states. It is a ground-running creeper with extremely fleshy, three-sided leaves. The leaves grow opposite one another along the central stem. The purple flowers look a little like a daisy flower. Some species of Pig Face produce an edible elongated purple fruit.
The pulpy flesh of the fruit can be eaten raw. The fleshy succulent leaves of all species can be boiled and eaten as . . .