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  • n. plant adapted for life with a limited supply of water; compare hydrophyte and mesophyte


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  • They went west of Haast’s Bluff and made camp, where Wolseley proceeded to spend a week drawing and painting a rare desert plant before once raising his glance to the horizon.


  • His body ached for more sleep, yearned for it like some dessicated desert plant yearning for rain.

    The Far Call


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