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Iceplant/Anémona de tierra

Mesembryanthemum crystallinum


Is a prostrate succulent plant that is covered with large, glistening bladder cells. Its leaves are edible.


It is native to Africa, Western Asia and Europe.


Parque Natural Lagunas de La Mata

1 Species ID Suggestions

PatriciaPi 8 years ago
Mesembryanthemum crystallinum ANÉMONA DE TIERRA

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The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

¡Muchas gracias por el ID, Patricia!

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Thanks, Cindy! It indeed looks alike and CA has similar climate as the Mediterranean part of Spain. Is a pity they don´t have a species name yet on that spotting.

CindyBinghamKeiser 8 years ago

Beautiful Marta! I wonder if it's related to this spotting by itsningtime:

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Thanks for the comments :-)

dandoucette 8 years ago

Bizarre! The leaves look like they are made out of tiny diamonds.

mariajo 8 years ago

Qué maravilla!

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 8 years ago

Los macros son increíbles. Voy a consultar con mi hermana, Isabela (de PNoah), ella conoce mucho la bio de nuestra costa. Tiene una web:
Ya te diré si averiguo algo. Abrazos.

The MnMs
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The MnMs

Torrevieja, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain

Spotted on Apr 6, 2012
Submitted on Apr 22, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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