(View exact match)xerophyteSYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: adj. xerophytic, xerophilous
DEFINITION: A plant adapted to a very dry climate or habitat.
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DEFINITION: Plants (such as saltbush, sea lavender) which can tolerate the absorption of a certain amount of mineral salts present in the soil in which they grow. These salts impregnate the plant tissues. Halophytes usually has a physiological resemblance to a true xerophyte.