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Mesembryanthemum nodiflorum  L.
Slender leaved ice plant,   Slenderleaf iceplant,   Small flowered iceplant
Mesembryanthemum nodiflorum is an annual herb that is not native to California.
Cal-IPC rating: limited
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~1216 records in California
redone or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

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Genus: Mesembryanthemum
Family: Aizoaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: coastal

Communities: Coastal Strand, Coastal Sage Scrub, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSGasoul nodiflorum
Information about  Mesembryanthemum nodiflorum from other sources

[Wikipedia] Native to Mediterranean Basin, Macaronesia, & Middle East.: Mesembryanthemum nodiflorum is a species of succulent plant in the genus Mesembryanthemum known by the common name slenderleaf iceplant. It is the type species for the genus. It is native to coastal areas of the Mediterranean Basin, Macaronesia, and Middle East[1] but it is known in many other places as an introduced species and sometimes an invasive weed, including several regions of Australia, parts of the western United States and adjacent Mexico, and some Atlantic islands. M. nodiflorum is a usually annual herb forming a mostly prostrate clump or mat of stems up to a maximum of about 20 centimeters in length. The small stem branches are lined with knob-like cylindrical fleshy leaves up to 2 centimeters long. The herbage is green to bright red and visibly bumpy with shiny, bubble-like papillae. Flowers are solitary or borne in loose clusters. Each is about half a centimeter wide with many narrow to thready white or pale yellow petals. The fruit is a capsule which opens when it becomes wet, releasing seeds. (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: 07/22/2024).