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Ice plant
(Carpobrotus )

Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Aizoaceae
Genus: Carpobrotus
For a long time, I have called this Carpobrotus edulis.
However, in looking at pictures of the various Carpobrotus species and reading descriptions of their distinguishing features, I am not at all convinced that I can tell the difference.

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Iced

ice plant

Hottentot fig (Carpobrotus edulis)
Native of South Africa
use for highway erosion control in California
Considered a deleterious invasive in California State parks

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As the Eskimo say, "don't eat the yellow ice" plant.

yellow ice plant

Yellow ice plant
May 25, 2014

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Bee on ice plant

bee on ice plant

Carpobrotus edulis
Fitzgerald Marine Reserve
May 21, 2011

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Bean hollow
Photographing Nature class - November 29, 2014

Dew on flower on ice

bean hollow
Ice plant
November 29, 2014

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Baby ice-plant

bean hollow
November 2, 2013

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Floral ice

ice plant
Ice plant (Carpobrotus)
Near the knoll
Stanford
March 27, 2016

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Floral ice

ice plant
Ice plant (Carpobrotus)
Near the knoll
Stanford
March 27, 2016

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Floral ice

ice plant
Ice plant (Carpobrotus)
Near the knoll
Stanford
March 27, 2016

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modified: April 8, 2016
created: January 13, 2013 (from route1.html)
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