Mesembryanthemum crystallinum seed
Introduced from Europe and Africa, their unique physiology and ability to accumulate salt has enabled them to establish in disturbed and saline areas. Ice plant is a robust succulentor dense prostrate shrub to 1 m wide.Plants are densely papillose with large bladder cells, especially prominent on the receptacle. These give the plant a glistening appearance, and hence the species name “ice-plant”.
Seeds germinate during the cooler months of the year and the plants grow though to mid- or late-summer