Flowering of Mesembyanthemum crystallinum

Ice ice baby!

Today the ice plant, (Mesembryanthemum crytallinum) sent out its first flowers. It is usually grown for its glistening water vesicles, which are large epidermal cells on the stems and leaves. I love the delicate touch of the flowers myself so its great to see them up close! Oh and as an added bonus, a widely unknown fact is that this is edible, so one to add to your list!

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