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Low-growing succulent. Angular heart-shaped leaves covered with sparkling wart-like glands. Parts of the plant are often red in colour. The flowers are white with several rows of very thin petals. Flowers in spring and early summer. Leaves at the base are 6-12 cm long with a stem-clasping base. The other leaves on the stems are 2-4 cm. On the flower stems, the leaves are arranged alternately but at the base and on non-flowering stems they are opposite. Leaves are generally at least 5 mm wide and somewhat flattened. The fruit capsule has five sections and is up to 12 mm wide. The plant is edible
Usually prefers well drained sands, sandy loams and clay loams, I found it Near to the Beach, in Baja California South. Native to South Africa.