pebble plant


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pebble plant any of several South African plants of the genus Mesembryanthemum cultivated for showy pink or white flowers
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In literature:

The pots in which they are planted should have on the top a layer of pebbles, or broken brick.
"Flowers and Flower-Gardens" by David Lester Richardson
The pebbles are unpleasant to walk on, become heated, and dry off the house too rapidly, to the manifest injury of the plants.
"Woodward's Graperies and Horticultural Buildings" by George E. Woodward
The pebble was marked by another D, traced in the red juice of some plant.
"Dorothy on a Ranch" by Evelyn Raymond
In my acre or two of pebbles I have planted a bed of asparagus.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
I have seen springs around which the plants and the pebbles were coated with an incrustation of lime.
"Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know" by Julia Ellen Rogers