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Purple Dewplant- Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Observed: 14th June 2011 By: David Trevan
Isle of Wight Natural History & Archaeological Soc
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Description:

Perennial in the Aizoaceae family, originates from S. Africa.An established garden escape around Ventnor,this one growing on a wall close to the cascade, a known site for this species. Spectacularly colourful!

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Lanchesterprimary's picture

ITS A BIG FLOWER AND

ITS A BIG FLOWER AND ............ ITS PURPLE

Fenwickfield's picture

look's

It look's like it is in a hanging basket,by the way it is growing and your right very colourful.

Fenwickfield

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Disphyma crassifolium

It's definitley not in a hanging basket,now that would be cheating!
Dave T.

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Tiggrx's picture

The leaves are the wrong

The leaves are the wrong shape for Disphyma. Looks more like a Lampranthus species.

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Disphyma/Lampranthus

Looks as if I've stirred up a hornet's nest with this identification!
When I first photographed it I thought it was a Lampranthus but on checking Flora of the Isle of Wight I find Disphyma is found very close to the location where the plant was photographed, so assumed that that was it. Looking at other images on the internet they do look very similar,so I could well be wrong on this one!

David J Trevan