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Tuesday, 1 July 2008

ABC Wednesday - X


It's ABC Wednesday again, and this is the week we've all been waiting for.

This week's letter is X.

X

is for

XEROPHYTE

A xerophyte is a plant adapted for survival in dry conditions. If you're at all interested in learning more, see here.

My cactus is a xerophyte.




For more takes on X words, visit our hostess
Mrs Nesbitt.

Have a great Wednesday.

40 comments:

esnorway said...

nice x and shoots to

Petunia said...

This is a great choice:) For me it is a cactus and did't think of it as xerophyte:)

Petunia's ABC

RuneE said...

Highly original - AND beautiful!

Max-e said...

The flowers on those cactii are so rewarding. There is a place in Graaff Reinet a few hours drive from here that has the most amazing cactus garden. Nice shots

Dr.John said...

Great x and pretty flowers.

John said...

Good idea and nice photos for the letter.

reader Wil said...

I have enjoyed my visit here, because I've learnt a new word and seen your beautiful photos. Excellent and informative.

CaBaCuRl said...

Lovely pictures of your X idea. I had one of these on my kitchen window-sill, but I gave it to my neighbour, as she collected different sorts of xerophytes.
I also posted a plant for my X contribution.

david mcmahon said...

Great choice. Wonderful word for Scrabble!

Granny Smith said...

Honestly, I didn't copy my X for xenophyte from you! I hadn't read your ABC Wednesday blog before I posted my own. Your photos are lovely.

ellen b said...

Very cool. Great idea for X. I'm always so surprised at the beautiful exotic blooms on succulents!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Another new word. ;-) Xerophyte!

mannanan said...

Nice photos and I've learned a new word which I'd never came across before.

Patty said...

Great photos. I am skipping this week. I can't think of anything with a X

raf said...

Beautiful, healthy specimen of a xerophitic plant, Dragonstar. They are really special while in blume. Excellent choice today!

Jerez said...

nice choice!

X me out of prickly tho!

Liz said...

Very pretty. I am struggling to find an x!

Blue said...

Well done, what a x-cellent X.
Lovely catcus too with it's pretty pink flowers. The one's I've had have never flowered.

Denise said...

Wow! Love the cactus pics. I love the world of plants, so absolutely fascinating. Shame humans have to be involved sometimes....fools like me who forget to water regularly!

Aileni said...

You have done those prickly individuals proud.

babooshka said...

Excellent. A proper word beginning with X too, a gorgeous flowers the cactus have.

Miss_Yves said...

E-x-cellent choice !
Beautiful pictures !
miss Yves

me ann my camera said...

I never knew that X would turn out so educational! Lovely.
ann at:
varying seasons
and
nature tales and camera trails

Kelly said...

Your cactus is awesome! My husband has one that is more than 20 years old, and it sometimes flowers too!

Nessa said...

I didn't know that, but I need lots of those kinds of plants as I often forget to water.

Mental P Mama said...

X-cellent post!

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Wonderful 'x' word. Your cactus is beautiful.

CrazyCath said...

The second xerophyte I have seen so far!! A new word I learned on the last site, and now recognise and actually know what it means on this one!
Thank you. Great X. Well done and thanks for your visit.

Paulie said...

I looked up that word in the dictionary when I was planning my choice and didn't even remember I have a Christmas cactus. Yours is very pretty! I chose something else I had with an X.

Judy said...

Very pretty cactus. Good X post.

VP said...

You've done some great lateral thinking there Dragonstar - most of us would have put that under C!

becky voyles said...

Very original x.

Daryl said...

Love this X ...

Did you get my reply about the book?

:-Daryl

starnitesky said...

New word for me, very pretty cactus, they don't flower very often do they?

CherryPie said...

That top picture makes me smile :-) the plant is looking out of the window into the sunshine :-)

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" is buried deeper than his cowbell in a work project for the next several weeks. He will stop and visit, but may not stay long enough to 'sign the guest registry'.

kml said...

They are so pretty with their flowers!

leslie said...

Great post! Wish I'd know the word when I was teaching about the desert to my 4th graders. I know I'm late, but pop over to see my X post. :D

Nydia said...

Living and learning... I didn't know the name of this acctus is xerophyte. I love cactus in general, such strong, stubborn little plants, but I have none at home!

Loved your X choice, mine was posted yesterday, so late!

XXX

Damama T said...

I'm impressed! I can't get cacti to grow at all, let alone bloom!