Your plant is typical purple flowered Aptenia cordifolia.
Aptenia 'Red Apple' is a garden hybrid between purple flowered Aptenia
cordifolia and yellow flowered Aptenia haeckeliana. It is a more robust
plant than genuine Aptenia cordifolia.
Why all the cross posting for such a common and easily identified plant?
tbell <tbell at astound.net> wrote in message
news:BAD862E7.1F31%tbell at astound.net...
> I believe this is "Red Apple, " or aptenia cordifolia, which you'll find,
> for starters, on page 195 of the 2001 edition of the Sunset Western
> Garden book.
>> > From: "Blaze1" <nospam at nospam.xxx>
> > Newsgroups:
> > ci.bio.botany,sdnet.gardening
> > Date: Fri, 2 May 2003 14:42:32 -0700
> > Subject: Please help me ID this plant!
> > Hello,
> > I need to identify a plant in my yard.
> > This plant grows creeping along the ground. The leaves are thick and
> > rubbery to touch. The flower in the picture is just under the size of a
> > dime. This plant is very robust around my yard. it has popped up in
> > places quite some distance from one another.
> > While it's not a bad looking plant, it grows rapidly and starts to over
> > the boundry of the dirt. (ie. starts to creep onto the path/patio). It
> > starts to choke out other plants, frequently growing throughout the
> > and branches of other flowers.
> > I live in Southern California.
> > Can someone please ID this plant by the picture I have posted here (same
> > pic, various sizes):
> > http://www.nfxtech.com/files/idplant_sm.jpg> > http://www.nfxtech.com/files/idplant_med.jpg> > http://www.nfxtech.com/files/idplant_lg.jpg> >
> > And if you have any background info/links on it I would also be very
> > appreciative.