Despite the belief that the Ice Plant is native to California, it actually was brought there from Sought Africa only in the early 1900s and was planted first along railroads and later also highways for soil stabilization.
The ice plant is quite an aggressive and invasive plant that quickly covers vast areas. But there's also a literally bright side to it. The plant has beautiful pink flowers and it blooms so densely that it looks like a pink carpet in the peak season. The rocky coast framed by the blue ocean becomes covered in pink patches. In May, during the peak season, places like Pacific Grove, especially the Lover's Point Park, are definitely worth visiting.