Phreatophyte

A desert shrub with a long trap root that enables the plant to avoid reliance on rainwater by tapping into groundwater.
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phreatophyte

phreatophyte A plant with very long roots reaching a water table and which absorbs water from the permanent water table.
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Phreatophyte

a perennial plant that has deep and extensive root systems that enable it to tap underground sources of water
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Phreatophyte

a perennial plant that has deep and extensive root systems that enable it to tap underground sources of water
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Phreatophyte

A phreatophyte is a deep-rooted plant that obtains a significant portion of the water that it needs from the phreatic zone (zone of saturation) or the capillary fringe above the phreatic zone. Phreatophytes are plants that are supplied with surface water and often have their roots constantly in touch with moisture. A phreatophyte is one that absor
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