Yellow

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I don’t know what they are called, but they’re lovely. There’s a succulent plant that is very common around here (Los Angeles), often growing wild by roadsides, or in no man’s land areas between gardens. At around this time, some of them produce these astonishing flowers.

Here’s another view:

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Apparently it is a holiday weekend this weekend. Memorial Day. I had not noticed. I’ll be muddling along on my project. Perhaps I’ll take it to the beach tomorrow or Monday to nod to the holiday. Perhaps not. Enjoy!

-cvj

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8 Responses to Yellow

  1. Chanda says:

    Hi Clifford,

    It looks like it’s an iceplant. They grow all around L.A., although oddly they are hard to start and quite killable.

    Cheers!

  2. Clifford says:

    Thanks!!! Great to hear from you by the way.

    Cheers,

    -cvj

  3. Maybe Carpobrotis edulis. What would I know, I’m a New Englander at heart. If that’s what it is, though, it is seriously invasive, posing something of an ecological threat.

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  5. Mary Cole says:

    Wow! How large are these plants? I can’t get a sense of it from the photos.

  6. Clifford says:

    Hi!

    They’re about a large fist-size, I’d say. Quite lovely, even if (as said earlier) quite invasive.

    Cheers!

    -cvj

  7. Elizabeth N. Ball says:

    It’s definitely an ice plant. You’ll see them up and down the coast. They are non-native and considered by the native-plant-oriented to be an invasive pest that destroys native ecosystems. (I learned this from my sister, who sometimes works as a seasonal park ranger in these coastal areas.)

    They are pretty, though.

  8. Clifford says:

    Hi,

    Yes, I verified that they were ice plants. Indeed, they are very pretty.

    Thanks!

    -cvj