Mesophyte



[mez-uh-fahyt, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh-] /ˈmɛz əˌfaɪt, ˈmɛs-, ˈmi zə-, -sə-/

noun
1.
a plant growing under conditions of well-balanced moisture supply.
/ˈmɛsəʊˌfaɪt/
noun
1.
any plant that grows in surroundings receiving an average supply of water
mesophyte
(měz’ə-fīt’)
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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