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Drosanthemum floribundum  (Haw.) Schwantes
Ice plant,   Rosy ice plant,   Showy dewflower
Drosanthemum floribundum is a perennial herb that is not native to California.
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Genus: Drosanthemum
Family: Aizoaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Habitat: coastal

Communities: Coastal Strand

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTSMesembryanthemum floribundum
Information about  Drosanthemum floribundum from other sources

[Wikipedia] South Africa native, Description: Drosanthemum floribundum, commonly known as rodondo creeper, pale dewplant, or dew-flower, is a succulent plant in the ice plant family, Aizoaceae. The species is native to the Eastern Cape in South Africa and is naturalised in Portugal and the states of South Australia, Western Australia, and Victoria in Australia,[1][2] as well as Pacific Grove, California[3] where it is called the Magic Carpet. It is a trailing perennial with hairy stems and leaves that are either cylindrical or triangular in cross section. These are between 3 and 15 mm in length and 1 to 2.5 mm in width. Flowers are up to 2.5 cm in diameter and are lavender, pink or occasionally white. (link added by Mary Ann Machi)


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 07/21/2024).