Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

Lampranthus glaucus (L.) N.E.Br.

A tender, erect perennial with 3-angled leaves, somewhat flattened, and large, sulphur-yellow flowers.  To 60cm.  [Hortus].

Horticultural & Botanical History

First botanically described by Linnaeus in 1753 [Sp.Pl. vol.1, p.486/1753]. Placed in Lampranthus by N. E. Brown in 1930 [GC ser. 3, vol.87, p.212/1930].

Introduced to Britain in 1696.  [JD].  Figured in  the Plantarum Historia Succulentarum [PHS pl.146/1803], the illustration used here, and in Plantorum Rariorum Horti Caesarei Schoenbrunnensis [Jacquin Sch. vol.4, t.439/1804].

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues [H.142/1850].


Published Oct 10, 2009 - 02:16 PM | Last updated Feb 11, 2011 - 03:26 PM

Figured is a succulent with somewhat flattened leaves and large, sulphur-yellow flowers.  Plantarum Historia Succ. pl.128, 1804.

Lampranthus glaucus N.E.Br. | PHS pl.128/1804 | BHL

Family Aizoaceae
Region of origin

South Africa

  • Mesembryanthemum glaucum L. 
Common Name

Livingstone daisy

Name in the Camden Park Record

Mesembryanthemum glaucum 

Confidence level high