Calflora
Taxon  Report   5460    
Mesembryanthemum crystallinum  L.
Common iceplant,  Crystalline ice plant
Mesembryanthemum crystallinum
© 2007 Neal Kramer
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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. Cal-IPC rating: Moderate

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Mesembryanthemum crystallinum
© 2000 Joseph Dougherty/ecology.org
Family: AIZOACEAE  
Genus: Mesembryanthemum
Communities: Coastal Strand, Coastal Sage Scrub, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Gasoul crystallinum
More information about  Mesembryanthemum crystallinum
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (MECR3)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 19, 2018).

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