Plants of USA and Canada

Mesembryanthemum crystallinum L.



PLANT PROFILE  : (*)

Name: Mesembryanthemum crystallinum L.
Nomencl. ref.: Sp. Pl.: 480 (1753)

Rank: species


Common names

US name U.S. name: common iceplant
en English name: iceplant
Spanish name: escarchosa
French name: fico´de glaciale
Italian name: Erba cristallina comune

Grown habit: Forb/herb
Duration: Annual, Perennial
 

Synonyms:
= Gasoul crystallinum (L.) Rothm.


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Mesembryanthemum crystallinum
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Mesembryanthemum crystallinum
Mesembryanthemum crystallinum
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Mesembryanthemum crystallinum
Mesembryanthemum crystallinum
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Mesembryanthemum crystallinum
Mesembryanthemum crystallinum
Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita, Università di Trieste - Progetto Dryades - Picture by Andrea Moro - Città di Monaco di Baviera, Botanischer Garten München-Nymphenburg ., Baviera, Germania, - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 License

Mesembryanthemum crystallinum
Mesembryanthemum crystallinum
Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita, Università di Trieste - Progetto Dryades - Picture by Andrea Moro - Città di Monaco di Baviera, Botanischer Garten München-Nymphenburg ., Baviera, Germania, - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 License

Mesembryanthemum crystallinum
Mesembryanthemum crystallinum
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(*) Source: USDA, NRCS. 2009. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 28 August 2009). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA
 

 




Distribution in USA and Canada

USA (AZ, CA, PA)

Distributional map for Mesembryanthemum crystallinum L.
Map for Mesembryanthemum crystallinum L.
USDA, NRCS. 2009. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 28 August 2009). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA


TAXONOMY

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


Genus: Mesembryanthemum


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