Plant ID forum: Succulent groundcover ID

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Name: Carly Rush
Oceanside, California. Sunset (Zone 10a)
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carlysuko
May 11, 2018 10:39 AM CST
Hello,

Would somebody be able to identify this succulent ground-cover? It spreads at a fast rate, is very drought tolerant, it doesn't get really any supplemental water. Which means here in California it can go almost a year with only sparse rain showers. It has a huge burst of bloom in April and May, and then only a few blooms her and there during the summer. I thought maybe Drosanthemum speciosum, or Delosperma Cooperi? But I really have no idea as so many of them look exactly the same to me. Thank you!
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Name: Thijs van Soest
Tempe, AZ (Zone 9b)
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mcvansoest
May 11, 2018 10:55 AM CST
It is some kind of iceplant. Could be Carpobrothus edulis, which may actually be considered an invasive plant in California.

It is what it is!
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
May 11, 2018 11:09 AM CST
Yes, it is an ice plant. If I had to guess I'd say either of the two species Carly mentioned (sorry I know that doesn't really help) but not Carpobrotus which makes much fatter leaves that are triangular in cross section, and more substantial flowers.
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Name: Carly Rush
Oceanside, California. Sunset (Zone 10a)
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carlysuko
May 11, 2018 11:57 AM CST
Thank you,

I know it's so hard to tell! I'll try to take closer photos.
Name: Carol
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ctcarol
May 11, 2018 4:00 PM CST
Carly, I'll bet most of your local nurseries have it now.
Name: Carly Rush
Oceanside, California. Sunset (Zone 10a)
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carlysuko
May 12, 2018 12:35 PM CST
Carol,

That's a great idea I'll look around. Thank you 😊

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