Common names: Ice Plant, Hottentot Fig
Description: Creeping succulent that forms large mats with shallow roots.
Flowers: Solitary flowers, 2 to 6 inches in diameter, light yellow or pink.
Leaves: Three sided succulent leaves ranging in color from bright green to red.
Reproduction: By seed and vegetatively. Seeds are more fertile if fruit is eaten by animals, and individual pieces of the plant are capable of surviving- therefore all pieces must be removed.
Flowering: Almost year round in California.
Habitat and Ecology: Native to South Africa. Especially common now along highways of California, as it has been brought in to prevent soil erosion.