X is for Xanthic

X is for Xanthic, ©Nightjar,all rights reserved


Just another word for yellow or yellowish things. The flower is Oxalis pes-caprae, an invasive weed here.


Link to previous alphabet post


  1. StevoR says

    An invasive and very prolific and fast growing weed here in Oz -- & my garden -- too.

    Every year. Every durn year. I intend to stop these from taking over my yard. Every year. I( fail & suck at iot they comeuplike overnight. Inoverwhelming numbers. Sigh.

    I have manged to halo weed and save a few local natives -- a Pultanea daphenoides or two plus a Cullen australisicum and a Hakea or was it a Verticillata (Alloocasurina -Sheoak) I barely even knew I had.

    These. Expletives. Weeds. Arrghh!

    There is also a local variety of soursob too -- & food for the endangered Chequered Copper butterfly a.k.a. Oxalis perenans -- wish it was as powerful, prolific and common as the weedy variety is. Sigh.

  2. StevoR says

    Dang-nabbit, sorry, thats :

    Every year. I fail & suck at it. They come up like overnight. In overwhelming numbers. Sigh. :-(

  3. StevoR says

    PS. Also, sorry and tangeant but the cxommenter Xanthe?

    I miss her and hope she is okay. For Whatever little that’s worth. Title made me think of her here.

  4. avalus says

    Xantho is such a nice word, i think. It spings up in chemistry quite often, … describing yellow compounds (but sounding very posh while doing so!). Many plants hide xanthogenoides (together with orange carothinoides) under their green pigments in their leaves.

    Thanks for those links StevoR, what a beautiful butterfly!

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