Plants of USA and Canada

Scientific or common name:

Mesembryanthemum speciosum Haw.

AIZOACEAE Family selection - Fig-marigold family (Angiosperms - Flowering plants)

Taxon Page:

Name: Mesembryanthemum speciosum Haw. Taxon selection
Nomencl. ref.: Observ. Mesembryanthemum 2: 267. 1795
Rank: species
See: ► Drosanthemum speciosum (Haw.) Schwant.

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Common names

US name U.S. name: Royal dewflower
en English name: dewflower
English name: showy dewflower

Grown habit: Subshrub, Shrub, Forb/herb
Duration: Perennial

= Drosanthemum speciosum (Haw.) Schwant.


Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Superdivision: Spermatophyta
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Caryophyllidae
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Aizoaceae
Genus: Mesembryanthemum

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Distribution in USA and Canada (*)

Distributional map for Mesembryanthemum speciosum Haw.
Map for Mesembryanthemum speciosum Haw.
(*) USDA, NRCS. 2009. The PLANTS Database (, 28 August 2009). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA

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