Taxon  Report   5460 
Mesembryanthemum crystallinum  L.
Common iceplant,  Crystalline ice plant
Mesembryanthemum crystallinum
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Mesembryanthemum crystallinum
© 2014 Zoya Akulova
Mesembryanthemum crystallinum
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Mesembryanthemum crystallinum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.
It is an invasive plant. The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as moderate - ALERT (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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Mesembryanthemum crystallinum
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Genus: Mesembryanthemum
Coastal Strand, Coastal Sage Scrub, wetland-riparian
Habitat: coastal [Walker]
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: Gasoul crystallinum
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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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