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Lamplanthus spectabilis

This hardy, evergreen, fast-growing, drought-resistant, succulent plant forms a dense, trailing carpet of finger-like, succulent, grey-green. The paired leaves are free or slightly fused at their bases.

The name is derived from the Greek words lampros (bright) and anthos (flower), referring to the large showy flowers. These flowers are favourite for many insects such as bees.

Common in sandy places along the coast as well as in loamy flats.

Family Name:
Common Name:
Trailing ice plant (Eng.); vigil (Afr.)
Plant Height:
less than 50 cm
Flower Colour:
Flowering Time:
October, November, December