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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Xerophytes

I used to  play scrabble   when I was in college and one word that I can still remember is "xerophile".  One of the priest that I played scrabble with   used this word.  According to the online dictionary, xerophile is plant adapted for life with a limited supply of water, you may compare  compare hydrophyte and mesophyte.  Now, I searched for   any kind of plant that belongs to xerophile but I found a different thing.  Cactus and bromeliad belongs to xerophytes family. 
I took  these photos of the cactus  flower at my SIL's garden a few years ago.
This one was taken  during our last visit to Pittsburgh Zoo
A Photo a Day # 173-179
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Leslie: said...

Very pretty!

Leslie
abcw team

Meryl Jaffe, PhD said...

Sweet "X" post and beautiful photo!

Roger Owen Green said...

a useful Scrabble word, for sure!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Reader Wil said...

This ABC meme is very useful. Every week I learn some new words. These flowers are very pretty!
Thanks for your post!
Wil, ABC Team.

ewok1993 said...

very nice post. educational too.

Luna Miranda said...

i love this cactus flower! great word for X.:p

X is for...

Jama said...

Gorgeous cactus flower!

ChrisJ said...

Good new word for me. We have bromeliads and I didn't know they were xerophytes!

Matkatar said...

Awesome flower pictures! Thanks for visiting my blog, I`d love to follow your blog too!

Black Jack's Carol said...

A good word to know, and I enjoyed the photographs. Great idea for an "X" post!

Lisa said...

Cactus flowers are always so beautiful. Great job pulling from your Scrabble experience!

Brenda Cortes said...

Beautiful shot...love those flowers.

Brenda

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Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

We play scrabble every Tuesday in French. Not easy when your French is as bad as mine is :) Great photos. Diane

eileeninmd said...

The cactus flower is lovely and the lizard is cool. Great shots, hope you have a happy weekend.

TexWisGirl said...

the gila monster is beautiful!

Pia said...

Always good to know such words for every scrabble player!
Wonderful shots from the flower and the critter!

Anni said...

When we lived in the Sonoran Desert near Tucson AZ, I saw several of thise Gila Monsters in the 'wild'....they really do move slow!!

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Stop by if you find time. Happy Weekend wishes to you.

Kelly said...

You're obviously not the only one who loves the cactus flower! Good shots!

Rita said...

A beautiful flower and some info I did not know. Together that makes for a great post.

Lina Gustina said...

A new word for me. Interesting shots.

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Gattina said...

Beautiful pictures !

eden said...

Beautiful photos. I love the flower too.

Jenny Schouten Short said...

Beautiful bloom. Interesting story. xo Jenny

Jenn Jilks said...

How beautiful! My Yucca plant had a fine show this year. With our drought it's been doing well.
I found a near-by nursery where she is raising a ton of Xerophytes!
Happy trails!
Greetings from Cottage Country!

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