Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Hydrochory

Hydrochory is passive dispersal by water. Plant seeds being carried downstream, fruit swept by tides and currents to a distant shore, writers drifting round a pool on a lilo, that sort of thing.

27 comments:

Keith Havers said...

Can't imagine working that one into a short story.

Beatrice Charles said...

Right, I'm off to buy a lilo. You'll find me floating in the River Tyne waiting for the ideas to flow downstream!

Frances Garrood said...

Brilliant word, Patsy! Where did you find it?

Maggie May said...

Hydrochory dickory dock
My mind has gone a block
I like the word
It's so absurd
Hydrochory dickory dock

Sorry!

Patsy said...

Oh go on, give it a try, Keith.

Patsy said...

Better write in pencil then, Beatrice - if you get splashed the ink will run.

Patsy said...

I was looking something else up, Frances and got distracted. Not the first time that's happened.

Patsy said...

Excellent, Maggie!

Christine Howe said...

Does Poohsticks count as hydrochory?

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

FLORIDA is a hydrochory right now. It can stop raining any time it wants.

lizy-expat-writer said...

Does it work with letters on alphabet soup too?

Patsy said...

I should think it does, Christine.

Patsy said...

It's raining here too, Mac - but I suspect we're more used to it than you are!

Patsy said...

Shhh, don't give away all my plotting secrets, Lizy!

Carolb said...

Well I knew it was something to do with water, Patsy.

I suppose it can be applied to messages in bottles too, which you could create a story from. :-)

Susan A Eames said...

A new word to add to my vocabulary - although I'm not sure where I'd use it!

Oscar said...

Is it a verb or noun? I think I've done it once or twice, but don't tell anyone.

Celia said...

Bloomin' Valerian. They seed everywhere and all the seeds take. Why is it that weedseeds 'do' and lovingly nurtured plant seeds don't?

Charlie Britten said...

Well, I'm sure I'll manage that one into the next story!

Patsy said...

Absolutely, Carol!

Patsy said...

Downstream, Susan?

Patsy said...

Your secret is safe hear, Oscar.

Patsy said...

I expect valerian would fail if we were desperate to grow it, Celia.

Patsy said...

Excellent, Charlie - I'm glad someone is up for the challenge. ;-)

Susan A Eames said...

:)

Robin said...

!!!!!! Love it !!!!!!

Wendy's Writing said...

Hydrochory us what we were hoping would happen to Bonnie's fleas when she went swimming in the river - no such luck!