Biodiversity challenge – Welwitschia

Awesome leaves

Bizarre bifoliate
Desert dweller,

Leathery-leaved
Primeval perennial,

Ancient appendaged
Coniferous conundrum,

Westerly wind-whipped
Shredded succulent,

Drought-defying
Namib native,

Sea-fog sifting
Moisture magnet,

Sunlight screening
Serpent shelter,

Money-making
Tourist trap,

Botanist baffling
Floral freak.

© Tim Knight and timknightwriter, 2014.

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