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Any of various succulent plants of the genus Sempervivum of Eurasia, having leaves arranged in rosettes and pinkish flowers, especially the common houseleek (S. tectorum). Houseleeks are often cultivated as garden plants and have traditionally been grown on roofs in Europe. Also called live-forever, sempervivum.


(Plants) any Old World crassulaceous plant of the genus Sempervivum, esp S. tectorum, which has a rosette of succulent leaves and pinkish flowers: grows on walls. Also called: hen-and-chickens



a succulent plant, Sempervivum tectorum, of the stonecrop family, native to Europe, having reddish flowers and leaves forming dense basal rosettes.
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Houseleeks - also tellingly known as liveforever - is a medicinal miracle, alleviating such ailments as burns, diarrhoea, insect bites and stings.
Britton & Rose lance leaf liveforever Cucurbitaceae Gourd Family Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.
This time, the mountain burned, and the tiny succulent, known as Verity's liveforever, wilted and died.
As the May 2013 Camarillo Springs fire cooked 98 square kilometers of coastal valley just northwest of Los Angeles, it almost wiped out the Verity's liveforever, a dudleya succulent once abundant among the western Santa Monica Mountains.
With pointy yellow flowers and low, thick leaves arranged like a star, Verity's liveforever (Dudleya verityi) inhabits rocky, nutrient-poor outcrops.
In 2009, the liveforever population on Conejo numbered 3,450.
Next to solar panel-shaded parking lots and botanical gardens filled with native plants - panamint liveforever, scarlet hedgehog, desert spinystar - sits the Desert Living Center, a large, beautifully designed rammed-earth building with the a catchment system to utilize what little rain falls from the all-too-sunny skies, and wetlands that filter water for reuse.
To celebrate the novel's first English translation, forthcoming this month as Liveforever, noted Chilean writer Alberto Fuguet looks back at Caicedo's short, unhappy life.
That is the impression that a text can cause (the sum of Liveforever + Pay attention to film + the myth of Andres in a tenacious combo), that can move a budding writer and leave him more on the sidewalk with fans than in the avenue of creators.
The day that the first copy of Liveforever arrived at his apartment in Cali, Andres committed suicide at the age of twenty-five.
Catherine's lace, Catalina liveforever, manzanita, red bush monkey flower, bush mallow.
Catherine's lace, Catalina Yerba Santa, Catalina liveforever, Catalina mount mahogany, Catalina manzanita, Catalina bedstraw, Catalina ironweed and Catalina monkey flower.