xerophytic plant


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Noun1.xerophytic plant - plant adapted for life with a limited supply of waterxerophytic 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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Plants, having revolute leaf margins and hypostomatic leaves with hypodermis, are common in some sclerophyllous scrub (Coastal chaparral) communities of Mediterranean-type climate in southern California or cool and high elevation (semi-arid) xerophytic plant communities in warm deserts (Gibson 1996).
According to Moore, the 2009 team also visited the Doyle Conservation Center in Leominster, which uses geothermal heating and cooling technology, photovoltaic (solar) panels and landscaping that uses native and xerophytic plants, which requires little water to survive.
What does grow in abundance at the site is a variety of xerophytic plants, including maguey, yucca and nopal.