Lichen

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Lichen = a simple slow-growing plant that typically forms a low crustlike, leaflike, or branching growth on rocks, walls, and trees HeadlinesHow a Guy From a Montana Trailer Park Overturned 150 Years of Biology – The Atlantic Elsewhere on the WebLichens in New Zealand Embedded Tweets WikipediaLichen Planeta.com

Plants

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Plant = a living organism of the kind exemplified by trees, shrubs, herbs, grasses, ferns, and mosses, typically growing in a permanent site, absorbing water and inorganic substances through its roots, and synthesizing nutrients in its leaves by photosynthesis using the green pigment chlorophyll Translating: PlantsSpanish: Plantas Features Planeta.com

Creosote

Photo: Hadley Paul Garland Creosote = a shrub native to arid parts of Mexico and the western USA. When steeped in boiling water, the leaves yield an antiseptic lotion. Joshua Tree National Park: Perhaps no other desert plant is more conspicuous than the creosote (Larrea tridentata) which grows in the Chihuahuan, Sonoran, and Mojave deserts …