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hy·dro·phyte

 (hī′drə-fīt′)
n.
A plant adapted to grow in water.

hy′dro·phyt′ic (-fĭt′ĭk) adj.

hydrophyte

(ˈhaɪdrəʊˌfaɪt)
n
(Plants) a plant that grows only in water or very moist soil
hydrophytic, hydrophytous adj

hy•dro•phyte

(ˈhaɪ drəˌfaɪt)

n.
a plant that grows in water or very moist ground; an aquatic plant.
[1825–35]
hy`dro•phyt′ic (-ˈfɪt ɪk) adj.
hy′dro•phyt`ism, n.

hy·dro·phyte

(hī′drə-fīt′)
A plant that grows wholly or partly submerged in water. The lotus, water lily, and cattail are hydrophytes.
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Noun1.hydrophyte - a plant that grows partly or wholly in water whether rooted in the mud, as a lotus, or floating without anchorage, as the water hyacinthhydrophyte - a plant that grows partly or wholly in water whether rooted in the mud, as a lotus, or floating without anchorage, as the water hyacinth
hornwort - any aquatic plant of the genus Ceratophyllum; forms submerged masses in ponds and slow-flowing streams
water lily - an aquatic plant of the family Nymphaeaceae
Ranunculus aquatilis, water buttercup, water crowfoot - plant of ponds and slow streams having submerged and floating leaves and white flowers; Europe and North America
cryptocoryne, water trumpet - any plant of the genus Cryptocoryne; evergreen perennials growing in fresh or brackish water; tropical Asia
golden club, Orontium aquaticum - aquatic plant of the southeastern United States having blue-green leaves and a spadix resembling a club covered with tiny yellow flowers
arrow arum - an aquatic plant of the genus Peltandra; North America
pistia, Pistia stratiotes, Pistia stratoites, water cabbage, water lettuce - pantropical floating plant forming a rosette of wedge-shaped leaves; a widespread weed in rivers and lakes
duckweed - any small or minute aquatic plant of the family Lemnaceae that float on or near the surface of shallow ponds
awlwort, Subularia aquatica - small aquatic plant having tufted awl-shaped leaves in a basal rosette and minute white flowers; circumboreal
featherfoil, feather-foil - a plant of the genus Hottonia
water pimpernel - a white-flowered aquatic plant of the genus Samolus
water milfoil - an aquatic plant of the genus Myriophyllum having feathery underwater leaves and small inconspicuous flowers
water chestnut, water chestnut plant, caltrop - a plant of the genus Trapa bearing spiny four-pronged edible nutlike fruits
bog myrtle, bogbean, buckbean, marsh trefoil, Menyanthes trifoliata, water shamrock - perennial plant of Europe and America having racemes of white or purplish flowers and intensely bitter trifoliate leaves; often rooting at water margin and spreading across the surface
Eriocaulon aquaticum, pipewort - aquatic perennial of North America and Ireland and Hebrides having translucent green leaves in a basal spiral and dense buttonlike racemes of minute white flowers
pickerel weed, pickerelweed, Pontederia cordata, wampee - American plant having spikes of blue flowers and growing in shallow water of streams and ponds
Eichhornia crassipes, Eichhornia spesiosa, water hyacinth, water orchid - a tropical floating aquatic plant having spikes of large blue flowers; troublesome in clogging waterways especially in southern United States
Heteranthera dubia, mud plantain, water star grass - grassy-leaved North American aquatic plant with yellow star-shaped blossoms
naiad, water nymph - submerged aquatic plant having narrow leaves and small flowers; of fresh or brackish water
frogbit, frog's-bit, Hydrocharis morsus-ranae - European floating plant with roundish heart-shaped leaves and white flowers
hydrilla, Hydrilla verticillata - submersed plant with whorled lanceolate leaves and solitary axillary flowers; Old World plant naturalized in southern United States and clogging Florida's waterways
American frogbit, Limnodium spongia - American plant with roundish heart-shaped or kidney-shaped leaves; usually rooted in muddy bottoms of ponds and ditches
waterweed - a weedy aquatic plant of genus Elodea
tape grass, Vallisneria spiralis, wild celery, eelgrass - submerged aquatic plant with ribbonlike leaves; Old World and Australia
pondweed - any of several submerged or floating freshwater perennial aquatic weeds belonging to the family Potamogetonaceae
eelgrass, grass wrack, sea wrack, Zostera marina - submerged marine plant with very long narrow leaves found in abundance along North Atlantic coasts
water starwort - any of several aquatic plants having a star-shaped rosette of floating leaves; America, Europe and Asia
golden saxifrage, golden spleen - any of various low aquatic herbs of the genus Chrysosplenium
Veronica anagallis-aquatica, Veronica michauxii, water speedwell - plant of wet places in Eurasia and America
tracheophyte, vascular plant - green plant having a vascular system: ferns, gymnosperms, angiosperms
bog plant, marsh plant, swamp plant - a semiaquatic plant that grows in soft wet land; most are monocots: sedge, sphagnum, grasses, cattails, etc; possibly heath
pad - the large floating leaf of an aquatic plant (as the water lily)
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Then the Hemicryptophytes, helophytes, geophytes Phanerophytes Chamephytes, hydrophyte life forms constitute the next.
We compare historical hydrophyte collections made by three survey teams in 1961 and 1962 just before the closure of Flaming Gorge Dam (Holmgren, 1962; Hagen and Banks, 1963; Woodbury, 1963) with contemporary collections we made in 2009-2010.
Hydrophyte sub-wetland consists of areas covered with floating vegetation such as spatterdocks (Nuphar lutea), white waterlilies (Nymphaea odorata), floating-leaf pondweed (Potamogeton natans), etc.
Wetland indicator codes follow the US Army Corps of Engineers (2012) and USDA, NRCS (2012) with the following designations and definitions: OBL (obligate wetland), almost always a hydrophyte, rarely in uplands; FACW (facultative wetland), usually occur as a hydrophyte but occasionally found in uplands; FAC (facultative), commonly occur as either a hydrophyte or non-hydrophyte; FACU (facultative upland), occasionally a hydrophyte but usually in uplands.
Royle (Hydrocharitales: Hydrocharitaceae), a submersed, leafy-stemmed vascular hydrophyte, roots in the soil of water bodies and grows upwards producing thick floating mats at the water's surface.
Nelumbo nucifera aertn is nymphaeaceous hydrophyte, which epicuticular cell wall with thin wax layer grows thick and keratinization is not occurred.
The two Marsilea species existed in marshy habitat, and Azolla pinnata (Azollaceae) occurred as a free floating hydrophyte.
In China, crops, wild plants, tropical plants, alpine plants, halophytes, xerophyte, hydrophyte, geophyte, parasitic plants, are all found to be mycorrhizal.
Carbon-uptake by the submerged hydrophyte Utricularia purpurea.
However different kinds of Fish, Insects and Turtles, crabs, water beetles, Leeches, Moleskins and other invertebrates, hydrophytes etc are found in abundance.
In addition, there are 39 aquatic macro-phytes including 23 hydrophytes and 16 helophytes (Shrestha and Janauer, 2001).