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- adjective Saxicolous.
from The Century Dictionary.
- In zoology and botany, living or growing among rocks; rock-inhabiting; saxicolous or saxicoline.
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- adjective Of or pertaining to rocks; living among rocks.
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- adjective Of or relating to
rocks; living among rocks.
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- adjective growing on or living among rocks
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Alyssum saxatile, with its sheet of gold, and the dear forget-me-nots, both grow well beneath the tulips.
Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916 Embracing the Transactions of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society,Volume 44, from December 1, 1915, to December 1, 1916, Including the Twelve Numbers of "The Minnesota Horticulturist" for 1916 Various
(Orthotricum saxatile; Pottia trunculata) spoken of in contrast to the grandeur of the cedar.
The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss 1840-1916 1913
Madwort, _Alyssum saxatile_ var. _compactum. _ 1 ft. May-June.
It is a picturesque spot, a sort of deep and narrow valley, hidden between two perpendicular walls of rock, the surface of which is studded with clumps of saxatile shrubs and tufts of ferns.
For few innocent minded persons would ever guess that Alyssum saxatile meant golden basket, or that Lychnis flos-cuculi and ragged robin were one and the same.
Gardening by Myself 1872
ALYSSUM _saxatile_ caulibus frutescentibus paniculatis, foliis lanceolatis mollissimis repandis.
The Botanical Magazine, Vol. 5 Or, Flower-Garden Displayed William Curtis 1772