Drosanthemum floribundum

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Rodondo creeper
Drosanthemum candens.jpg
Scientific classification
D. floribundum
Binomial name
Drosanthemum floribundum

Drosanthemum candens (Haw.) Schwantes

Drosanthemum floribundum, commonly known as rodondo creeper or dew-flower, is a succulent plant in the ice plant family, Aizoaceae. The species is native to the Eastern Cape in South Africa and is naturalised in Portugal and the states of South Australia, Western Australia, and Victoria in Australia,[1][2] as well as Pacific Grove, California[3] where it is called the Magic Carpet. It is a trailing perennial with hairy stems and leaves that are either cylindrical or triangular in cross section. These are between 3 and 15 mm in length and 1 to 2.5 mm in width. Flowers are up to 2.5 cm in diameter and are lavender, pink or occasionally white.[2]


  1. ^ "Drosanthemum floribundum". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Rodondo Creeper". Department of Primary Industries (Victoria). Archived from the original on 11 September 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  3. ^ https://www.pacificgrove.org/article/outdoor-activities/pacific-grove-blooms-the-return-of-the-magic-carpet