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Can you identify this plant?

 
Kenny Garcia
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Location: Southern California
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Hey guys,

So I have this plant all around my house. The leaves (on the inside) are full of water, the bees absolutely love the plant, and it grows in clay/dirt soil. Any ideas on what it is??




 
Jay Vinekeeper
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Looks like a "sedum", a succulent ground cover I'm not sure which kind (maybe Sedum acre} but there are too many different sedums to be sure from a distance. There should be someone in a groundcover nursery who could identify it specifically for you.

If it is, it also make a good green roofing material. Some folks even use it in salads.

 
Tyler Ludens
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It is Aptenia cordifolia (not a sedum, it just looks like one ) http://www.plantzafrica.com/plantab/apteniacord.htm

Common name is "Red Apple."

Not edible to my knowledge, but an excellent groundcover and compost ingredient. I used to grow a lot of it in Southern California.
 
Kenny Garcia
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awesome thank you
 
Xisca Nicolas
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Edible to my knowledge!

So I tried, and I like the salty taste and the texture.
Even a better salad than portulaca oleracea...

Full sun and you can even make a 10' curtain from your window!
I have planned to put some on my stone balcony and cover the wall.
Can stand 30°F and you can keep bits of stem over winter in case of frost, to start it again.

 
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