Ice plant

Title Info
Common name Ice-plant
Scientific name Cryophytum crystallinum
Taxonomic group Aizoaceae
Source Dan L. Perlman
Food plants Vegetables
Keywords Compositae

Ice plant. The iceplant is native to coastal South Africa; its young leaves can be eaten like spinach, either raw or cooked. Under salty conditions, in which it often grows, the plant produces salt crystals on its leaves.