Taxon  Report   428 
Aptenia cordifolia  (L.f.) N.E. Br.
Baby sun rose,  Dew plant
Aptenia cordifolia
© 2001 Tony Morosco
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Aptenia cordifolia
© 2001 Tony Morosco
Aptenia cordifolia
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
Aptenia cordifolia, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Aptenia cordifolia
© 2007 Louis-M. Landry
Genus: Aptenia
escaped cultivar, wetland-riparian
Wetlands:Equally likely to occur in wetlands or non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Mesembryanthemum cordifolium
More information about  Aptenia cordifolia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 25, 2016).

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