Mesembryanthemum nodiflorum

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Photo courtesy UC Davis Weeds of California

Synonyms: Cryophytum nodiflorum; Gasoul nodiflorum; Aridaria paucandra; Cryophytum gibbosum; Cryophytum rogersii

Common names: slenderleaf iceplant; small flowered iceplant

Mesembryanthemum nodiflorum (slenderleaf iceplant) is a herb/ (family Aizoaceae) with white to yellow flowers and narrow succulent-like leaves found in the San Francisco Bay area, Channel Islands, central valley, desert ranges and south coast ranges of California. It is native to southern Africa. It favors wetlands and dunes. It propagates by seed which is dispersed by water and adhere to the soil surface. Grazing and human activities also aid in dispersal.

Cal-IPC Rating: Limited

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Other Mesembryanthemum nodiflorum Information

  • CalFlora - Distribution information based on submitted observations and herbarium specimens.