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low, fleshy plant (Cryophytum crystalinum) of warm, dry, barren regions. It is cultivated chiefly as a curiosity because of its leaves, densely coated with small, glistening, bladder-shaped hairs. The ice plant and many other related herbs (e.g., New Zealand spinach), often with fantastic shapes, are sometimes combined in the genus Mesembryanthemum. They grow in abundance in South Africa, whence many had been introduced to European botanical gardens by 1600. Ice plants are classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Caryophyllales, family Aizoaceae.
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A very invasive edible creeping succulent that can grow to 150 feet across (50m). Leaves and fruit edible. Found all over the world. Flowers year round, colors yellow or bright red.

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A very invasive edible creeping succulent that can grow to 150 feet across (50m). Leaves and fruit edible. Found all over the world. Flowers year round, colors yellow or bright red.

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an annual plant of the genus Mesembryanthemum, of the family Aizoaceae. The fleshy leaves are covered with glistening vesicles, which create the impression of a solid coating of ice. The ice plant is native to southern Africa; it grows in the Mediterranean region, southern Australia, and the Canary Islands. It is grown as an ornamental. The leaves are used as salad greens.

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Ministry of Fisheries acting director Suresh Chand stated that the Lekutu and Nabouwalu ice plants had the ability to cope with the demand from fishermen in both the localities.
Other nectar-rich flowers such as honesty, aubrieta, bergenias, inula, hebe, lavender, French marigolds, sedums or ice plants, thyme, hyssop and marjoram are also great magnets for butterflies, so use them to fill gaps in your flowerbeds.