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Common Ice-plant - a weed (*Mesembryanthemum crystallinum)

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Family: Aizaceae (Pigface family).

Native of South Africa.

Occurrence: Ice-plant is a weed of the Mallee and coastal areas. There are occasional records for Central Victoria e.g. at Campbells Creek.


Ice-plant is a salt-tolerant plant, and often grows on saline soils of the Mallee or along the coast.

Photos 1: Branch and leaves of Common Ice-plant. Campbells Creek.
2.Below: Common Ice-plant. View from above of a coastal plant with pink-coloured leaves. Cape Jervis.
3, 4: Common Ice-plant. Middle Lake, Kerang.

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