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A plant, often with deep roots, that is mostly or entirely dependent on water from a permanent ground supply.
[Greek phrear, phreat-
, well, spring
; see phreatic
phre·at′o·phyt′ic (-fĭt′ĭk) adj.
(Botany) botany a plant having very long roots that reach down to the water table or the layer above it
[C20: from Greek phrear a well + -phyte]
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They suggested that 'blue oaks should be considered obligate phreatophytes
,' that is, water-loving plants similar to, for example, riverbank willows.
provided that removal of phreatophytes
was not a way to increase a water
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