anthropophyte

anthropophyte

(ænˈθrɒpəˌfaɪt)
n
(Agriculture) a plant species accidentally introduced during the cultivation of another
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Hull hemeradiophore wetlands Capsicum annuum (Longum group) anthropophyte pot plants Carum carvi L.
The plants are all assigned to a dominant habitat and sensitivity to humans: anthropophytes (plants depending on human activity), apophytes (plants preferring human activity), hemeradiophores (plants indifferent to human activity), and hemerophobes (plants fearing human activity) (based on Kukk, 1999).
The reason for the considerable prevalence of anthropophytes and apophytes in the landscape may lie in the distant past, when the early human settlements developed after the end of the Ice Age and started to shape the surrounding environment.