This is a succulent plant that grows in dry areas of Tasmania but especially on sand dunes near the beach. It has an intense pink flower and green succulent leaves that can be used as a salad and have medicinal properties at certain times of the year.
Aboriginal people eat the fruit traditionally, fresh and dried. The salty leaves were also reported to have been eaten with meat.
Extracts of the plant have significant in vitro antioxidant, antiplatelet, and anti-inflammatory activity.