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Mesembryanthemum nodiflorum L.
Cryophytum nodiflorum (L.) L. BolusGasoul nodiflorum (L.) Rothm.Mesembryanthemum caducum Aiton (misapplied)Psilocaulon caducum (Aiton) N.E. Br. (misapplied)
ice plant, slender ice plant, slender iceplant, slender leafed iceplant, slenderleaf iceplant, slender-leaved ice plant, small ice plant, small ice-plant, small iceplant, small-flowered ice plant
Native to southern Africa.
Widely naturalised throughout southern Australia, particularly in inland areas. It is common in south-western New South Wales, north-western Victoria, southern South Australia and south-western Western Australia. Occasionally naturalised in other parts of New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia.
Naturalised overseas in south-western USA (i.e. California, Oregon and Arizona).
Small ice-plant (Mesembryanthemum nodiflorum) is regarded as an environmental weed in Western Australia and South Australia. It was recently also listed as a priority environmental weed in at least one Natural Resource Management region.
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