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At first, I thought these were just a purple morph of Carpobrotus edulis, which is shown in my last spotting. However, upon looking at the leaves I noticed it looked a bit different. The leaves and flowers are a bit smaller that C. edulis. The leaves also seemed to spread out more wide, whereas the C. edulis leaves seemed to go more upward. I'm not positive, but I think the last two photos shows a hybridized plant between the two species. The two species are known to hybridize readily.
On the cliffs at Schoolhouse Beach overlooking Bodega Bay.
Spotted on Nov 3, 2018
Submitted on Jan 5, 2019