Plant Diversity

Tracheophytes— Flowering Plants (Angiosperms)

What are succulents?

A group of more than thirty plant families, including the amaryllis, lily, and cactus families form what is known as the succulents (from the Latin term succulentis, meaning “fleshy” or “juicy”). Most members of the group are resistant to droughts, as they are dry-weather plants. Even when they live in moist, rainy environments, these plants need very little water.


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