Plant Database forum: Ice plant??

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Name: Elena
NYC (Zone 7a)
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bxncbx
May 4, 2014 6:16 AM CST
This year I grew from seed a plant I think is an ice plant. The packet called it Mesembryanthemum Sparkles Mixed. Here is some pictures of the packet.
Thumb of 2014-05-04/bxncbx/ccb1ee
Thumb of 2014-05-04/bxncbx/3a3264
When I look online it seems that this is an ice plant which is completely different. Do you have any idea what this plant actually is?
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
May 4, 2014 7:21 AM CST
High Elena. What a beautiful display you will have. Here are some of the names the plant can go by.
Dorotheanthus bellidiformis, Livingstone Daisy, Ice Plant
There are many different species of Mesembryanthemum according to the Catalogue of Life. We also have a large list in the database here on ATP. Not very many of them have photo entries yet.
http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Mesembryanthemum&...

Can't wait to see photo when they bloom, and photos of the leaves.
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
May 4, 2014 10:12 AM CST

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I've created an entry for you @bxncbx. Livingstone Daisy (Cleretum bellidiforme 'Sparkles')
The species status comes from the GRIN database, which appears to represent the latest review. There is disagreement, to a greater degree than usually seen, in the major taxonomic databases about this and related names.
Evan
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
May 4, 2014 4:45 PM CST
Great information Evan. Even on Catalogue of Life Mesembryanthemum it is rather convoluted in the names and synonyms.
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
May 4, 2014 4:56 PM CST

Plants Admin

Thanks Lynn.
Evan
Name: Elena
NYC (Zone 7a)
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bxncbx
May 4, 2014 5:29 PM CST
Thank you so much! I was so confused. It seemed like every site I looked at gave it a different genus and species. Thanks for clarifying things ! Hurray!

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