Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Fact of the Day: Greece Cactus

The word cactus is derived from the Ancient Greek word kaktos which was used to descirbe a spiny plant in Europe. Cactus plants are native to the Americas. 

19 comments:

  1. They are the curse of sheep farmers here in Australia
    and eradication with permission from the local shire council
    is permitted.
    Nice in little pot plants on balconies for high rise persons in cities, wretched in paddocks, and I am sure the same applies in the USA.
    Thank God for goats, they eat them.
    B J Hunnicut aka Colin

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  2. Hmmm... We have cactus that look like that in Hawaii.

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  3. I speak Greek but I've never heard that word!

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    1. I wouldn't go sprooking that about out in rural, farming areas, especially here in Australia, you might find yourself sitting on one with it firmly in a place where the sun does not shine.
      Refer to "Al P's" comment and Greek interpretation of the word.
      Colin

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  5. No pokey things here, never knew that at my sea though

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  6. Didn't know that. You come up with some interesting facts!!

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  7. Kaktos: From the Greek for "Don't sit on these things with no britches on."

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  8. Kaktos: From the Greek for "Don't sit on these things with no britches on."

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  9. For the life of me, I can't figure out why any one would plant these around their place....

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    1. On some Rare occasions, "bj", we are of exactly the same mind.
      Those who like them, obviously are NOT country people
      and only know of them from a florist/pot plant shop.
      The flowers on them may be attractive, but sensible or "in the know" persons, are not taken in by a small flower.
      Colin

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  10. That is interesting! These plants are favourites of mine.

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  11. I have a little one as a plant,love cactuses!

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  12. I didn't know cacti were native to the Americas.

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  13. Very interesting. I love cactus ! :)

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