Here’s a picture for Doug, who asked if I had any photos of ice plants on the beaches of San Francisco or Pacifica. The closest I have is some photos of the ice plants at Point Reyes National Seashore, in Marin County, north of San Francisco. This photo was taken at North Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore, in March 2006.
Now that I’ve learned that ice plants are invasive, I understand that they should probably be ripped out of Point Reyes National Seashore. I know that, but the ice plants are wonderful to see in the spring – the brilliant color and the green leaves against the ocean.