mesophyte


mesophyte

noun

  1. a plant growing under conditions of well-balanced moisture supply.

noun

  1. any plant that grows in surroundings receiving an average supply of water

  1. A plant that grows in an environment having a moderate supply of water. Mesophytes tend to have root systems and vascular tissues that are well-developed, and many species can grow to great heights as a result. Most crop plants, grasses, and broad-leaved bushes and trees growing in temperate climates are mesophytes. Compare hydrophyte xerophyte.

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