desert plant

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Noun1.desert plant - plant adapted for life with a limited supply of waterdesert plant - plant adapted for life with a limited supply of water; compare hydrophyte and mesophyte
agave, American aloe, century plant - tropical American plants with basal rosettes of fibrous sword-shaped leaves and flowers in tall spikes; some cultivated for ornament or for fiber
tracheophyte, vascular plant - green plant having a vascular system: ferns, gymnosperms, angiosperms
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A Chinese vlogger who went by the name Miss Zhang recently mistook the desert plant agave americana for aloe vera during a live video stream and it had near-fatal repercussions.
tesota and other perennial desert plant species (Monson and Smith, 1982; Nilsen et al., 1984).
Interestingly, the bandage on the beef mummy contained remnants of an elaborate balm made of fat or oil and resin from a Pistacia tree, which was a luxury item in ancient Egypt, a shrubby desert plant.
The Algerian army carried out a dramatic final assault earlier to end a siege of the desert plant by Islamic militants who attacked it.
The army attacked the terrorists as they were moving hostages after seizing the desert plant.
vvGooglinga runner Ghostflower 4.30 Lingfield A desert plant found in southern California and north-west Mexico, the ghost flower grows in the rocky slopes below 2,500ft.
All Yulex products are derived from a desert plant called guayule that is grown in commercial farms throughout southern Arizona.
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Which desert plant produces the hallucinogenic drug mescaline?
Origins Make a Difference Ultra-rich Rejuvenating Cream (50ml, pounds 27.40) This uses rose of Jericho, a desert plant which can exist for years without water.
The company was founded in 1978 at a time when sperm whales were being decimated, and a native desert plant was being rediscovered.