From Ancient Greek λευκός (leukós, “white”)
Greek "leukos" means "white". Leucospermum is "white seed". Leucadendron is "white tree", referring to Leucadendron argentea, Silver Tree, that needs cooler summers than I can offer it.
Looks awesome in Santa Cruz
Oh, all the silvery plants I have loved, some of which have been lost, and more than once.
Leucodendron 'Mostly Silver' must have L. argentea in it. Killed it.
Leucadendron 'Pisa', also with some L. argentea DNA. Killed it.
Remember Stachys 'Bello Grigio'? I do, not fondly. Killed it. Four times.
Exquisite Senecio cadicans 'Angel Wings' grew happily through the fierce heat of a roasting summer, and died abruptly as the weather began to cool off. I miss it. Maybe it would survive as a house plant, but probably not in my house. The Centaurea ragusina behind it has thrived--what's its problem?
Leucophyllum candidum 'Thunder Cloud', Greek phylon (φῦλον, "race, stock"), related to phyle (φυλή, "tribe, clan"). Candidum Latin, white. White race? Yikes, let's not go there.
There are green Leucophyllums, but I like the silvery white.
Because it hasn't died?
Leucophyta brownii (phyta: from Ancient Greek φυτά (phuta), plural of φυτόν (futon, "plant"), from φύω (phup, "to bring forth, to produce, to put forth, to make grow") is the newish genus name for Calocephalus brownii. There are dwarf versions, better because regular or dwarf, Leucophytas are short lived. If you water them too much, they die. If you don't water them enough, they die. Sometimes they die anyway. Short lived, but they are so cool. A six pack of the dwarf type is inexpensive, making short-lived quite tolerable.
The dwarf kind, amidst Dahlia dregs, not dead yet.
Once the stumps are out, the area could work for the now-recovered Callistemon 'Slim' that just barely escaped dying in the nasty heat wave of early July. The Arctostaphylos 'Louis Edmunds' could then get 'Slim's spot. 'Louis' was always meant to have this spot, but 'Slim' was in desperate condition, so I put it there temporarily to try to save it, which--worked.
Because it's green?
So it goes here, garden-wise.