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Help With ID

Posted by evil_garden_gnome Sunny SoCal Z9 - Z10 (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 11, 09 at 4:03


I'm Looking For Help IDing This Plant~

The Plant Was Covering a Beach Cliff Side
Didn't See Any Flowers To Know What They Looked Like
But The Plant Looked Similar To Aptenia Cordifolia / Baby Sun Rose To Me

Any Help Would Be Appreciated


Here is a link that might be useful: Photos

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RE: Help With ID

If you are talking about California beaches, it probably coastal ice plant or Carpobrotus edulis. It also easily spotted along CA-Hiways.

Happy gardening.

RE: Help With ID

Hi senjanevada,

Thanx for the reply, but I looked it up & that's not it...

From what I could tell the plant is simalar/related to Aptenia Cordifolia, but the seed pods are covered in what looks like small round red glass/plastic beads...

Thanx Again,

RE: Help With ID

Aha, I did a search again, and here it is similar to your pics: Crystalline Ice Plant (Mesembryanthemum crystallinum. I found at

Did you get the cuttings and try to grow those in your yard?

Happy gardening.

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