Also known as
Sea Pumpkin, Seepampoen, Strandspinasie
Cape Spinach Overview
A fast-growing, short-lived perennial succulent, endemic to the sunny, windy, littoral seafront or shoreline zone in the coastal parts of the eastern part of the Western Cape. It is a useful ornamental plant, ideal for seafront gardens. It has flat, egg-shaped leaves with white flowers in spring. Easily grown from cuttings. The leaves and stems are edible, and delicious when prepared in a stew. ZA Distribution: Western Cape.