The coppery mesemb as Malephora crocea is commonly known is a South African plant with wide international introduction. It is for instance found in the south western parts of the United States, where it is both a groundcover garden and firebreak plant and an invasive weed causing some problems in coastal habitat. There are two variations of M. crocea with flower colour variations ranging from coppery orange to yellow flowers. The leaves are small succulent finger-like leaves that are often erect. Leaves are covered by a waxy layer. Blooming occurs in summer although the genus has some winter flowering species as well. Flowers open in the middle of sunny days (Smith et al, 1998; Wikipedia).