Tuesday, December 28, 2010

082. X is for xerophyte

Cacti are xerophytes.  They are able to withstand drought.

X is also for xiphophyllous -  having sword-shaped leaves

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

ABC Wednesday - brought to you by the letter X

12 comments:

Nanka said...

Lovely cactii!! and some flowering too.

Have a great day!!

My 'X' is HERE

Sylvia K said...

Such gorgeous cacti! And your photos are superb! Terrific for the X Day! Hope you had a lovely Christmas and wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Sylvia

EG Wow said...

Xcellent choice. And very nice photos too!

Roger Owen Green said...

A new word for me, the latter one!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

photowannabe said...

I see we had the same idea for the letter X. Perfect choice for X.

Wanda said...

Nice to look at...but don't get to close..I was trying to pick some lemons and there were cactus by the tree.... Ouch...big mistake..got to close.

You however, have some lovely shots... I will keep my distance. HaHa

Tumblewords: said...

Love cacti! I was always surprised to visit the Southwest and find that newcomers insisted on having huge green lawns. Great pictures.

Jama said...

Lovely cacti!

Barb said...

Good info and great pics!

Ann said...

I love the rounded cacti. Makes me want to pick them up though OUCH! if I did,

Yur photos have great composure.

Caroline said...

Cool!

ChrisJ said...

Really nice cactus shots! And good X words too.