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Mesembryanthemum crystallinum
common ice plant Ice Plant Family
Mesembryanthemum crystallinum Aizoaceae
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English common names
  •common ice plant
  •crystalline iceplant
Spanish common names
  •hierba del hielo
accepted scientific name
  •Mesembryanthemum crystallinum L.
rules for finding collection records
  •Mesembryanthemum crystallinum (28)
family name
Image Author: ©2005 Anthony Valois and the National Park Service
Image License: public domain
Image Source
Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: Many petals
Petal colors: color
Leaf: Alternate, Simple
Plant Observed last week of July thru third week of April
Native to Africa, Sinai and southern Europe

Plant Showiness (54%)
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Wikimedia Commons (33)
Tony Valois NPS (6)
Chileflora (5)
Flora de Chile (1)
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