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(Botany) any plant that grows in wet or waterlogged soil
hygrophytic adj


(ˈhaɪ drəˌfaɪt)

a plant that grows in water or very moist ground; an aquatic plant.
hy`dro•phyt′ic (-ˈfɪt ɪk) adj.
hy′dro•phyt`ism, n.
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Noun1.hygrophyte - a plant that grows in a moist habitat
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
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Bignoniaceae) (also known as Pyrostegia ignea and Bignonia venusta) is a liana creeper that easily adapts to hygrophyte and mesophyte environments.
They demonstrated that both assemblages are coeval and that the former represent hygrophyte associations and the latter, xerophyte ones; the vertical succession of floras is thus climatically controlled and any of them can be found in a time interval ranging from the Late Carboniferous to the Early Permian.
Warming [6] developed a qualitative classification of species according to their ability to use a particular share of gradient (for example, based on moisture: xerophytes, mesophytes, hygrophytes, hydrophites; on light: sciophytes and heliophytes) [5].