lithophyte


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lithophyte

any plant that grows on rocky ground.
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Plant a terrestrial, lithophyte or rheophyte, flowering 40-60 cm tall, spreading by 2-6 cm x 5 mm slender stolons.
Ballota saxatilis is a Mediterranean relict lithophyte of Gebel Serbal that also grows in the rocks of Wadi Rum and is separated from its closest population in the Mediterranean territory of Israel by 340 km of mainly desert, where it does not grow.