Plant ID forum: Strange plant covered in beads or droplets

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La Mesa, CA
trobinson41
May 14, 2017 11:09 PM CST
Seen in San Diego County, CA on 5/14/2017. It was morning, but not that early and the droplets don't look like dew.

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tofitropic
May 15, 2017 12:25 AM CST
some type of Ice plant, reminds me of Carbpobrotus
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plantladylin
May 15, 2017 7:18 AM CST
It sure is a pretty plant whatever it is; the leaves remind me of Ice Plant (Cleretum bellidiforme) The droplets on the leaves may be due to Transpiration or Guttation, explained here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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La Mesa, CA
trobinson41
May 15, 2017 10:02 AM CST
I think you're probably right -- it's some type of ice plant. If someone can give a more specific id or more info, it would be appreciated. plantladylin, it does look like the droplets are probably due to guttation. I looked at some of the other photos I have and it looks like the droplets are concentrated on the edges. Thanks for the tip.
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ctcarol
May 15, 2017 1:20 PM CST
I don't know the type, but it is an ice plant that grows in the sandy soil along the coast.

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