xerophyte

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xerophyte

[′zir·ə‚fīt]
(ecology)
A plant adapted to life in areas where the water supply is limited.
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(2008) suggested that the photosynthetic electron transport system is stimulated in the drought-tolerant plants as a result of the high efficiency of the open photosystem II centers.
Sort out containers and hanging baskets: If you don't have friendly neighbours who'll water your pots for you while you're away, it's unlikely many will have survived, apart from drought-tolerant plants such as pelargoniums.
Climate change, long hot summers and conservation of water are all hot topics right now and gardeners, particularly in the south-east, will readily appreciate the benefits of tough, drought-tolerant plants.
Climate change, long hot summers and conservation of water are all hot topics right now and gardeners, particularly in the southeast, will readily appreciate the benefits of tough, drought-tolerant plants.
The homeowner would like lots of color from easy-care, drought-tolerant plants that need little pruning and grow only 2 or 3 feet tall.
See www.rhs.org.uk for a more extensive list of drought-tolerant plants.
Select drought-tolerant plants and use mulch, decorative gravel and well-aerated soil that conserves water and is high in organic materials due to added compost.
The first rule: Avoid doing any major landscaping right now--even drought-tolerant plants require extra water to get established.
Selecting and growing heat- and drought-tolerant plants is important for many folks living in the warmest and driest parts of the United States.
The renovation included implementing a comprehensive landscape and surface water management plan with 90% drought-tolerant plants, reduced turf and rain gardens.