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hydrophyte

a plant that inhabits wet places and has its perennating buds lying in water. Compare MESOPHYTE, XEROPHYTE.
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Riparian ecosystems have been defined simply as the corridor of hydrophytic vegetation growing on the banks of streams and rivers and having an annual evapotranspiration level that influences surface and groundwater hydrology (Wissmar and Beschta, 1998).
We expected a correlation between hydrophytic plant prevalence and magnitude of channel incision, with higher abundances and densities of OBL and FACW species associated with low BHR values and high groundwater depths.
Water depth was negatively correlated with invertebrate metrics over time in this study, supporting the notion that deeper water, existing temporally beyond "normal" inundation strategies, tended to change managed wetland structure from an annual hydrophytic plant-driven system to one dominated by persistent water.
7--Bottoms of small rivers formed by sandy loam soils under meadows, pastures and hydrophytic assossiations; 8--Wide bottoms of small rivers formed by sandy loam soils and loamy soils, with aluveal meadow clayed soils under meadows, pastures, swamps with considerable parts of hydrophytic assossiations; 9--Gullies and temporary waterways made by loamy soils, with dark-grey forrest highly washed-out soils, under motley-grass and cereals vegetation.
An area must meet three criteria in order to be considered a wetland--have hydric (wet) soil, hydrophytic (water tolerant) vegetation, and saturation or ponding by water most years.
Wetlands are defined by the presence of hydrophytic vegetation, periodic inundation, and hydric soils (United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE) 1987; Tiner 1999; van der Valk 2006; Mitsch & Gosselink 2007; Keddy 2010).
We recorded whether sites exhibited evidence of a seasonal water regime -- indicating that they might become dry for at least a part of the year -- by noting dried portions of sites, dead or stressed hydrophytic vegetation, encroachment of upland vegetation, or reduced water levels that exposed bare mud.
No literature has mentioned the presence of hydrophytic orchids, but Danau Sentarum's unique ecosystems prompted us to consider the possibility of there being hydrophytic, terrestrial, epiphytic and saprophytic orchid species that are adapted to flood conditions.
The histosol soils of the EAA, commonly called muck soils, were formed over a 4,400 year period from partially decomposed remains of hydrophytic vegetation that accumulated under anaerobic wetland conditions resulting in highly organic soils (Rice et al.
The FQA metric, mean wetness, assesses whether an area is occupied primarily by hydrophytic plants.
Using National Agriculture Imagery Program color-infrared digital orthoimagery (USDA 2004), we delineated wetland boundaries based on hydrologic indicators and the relative presence of hydrophytic vegetation (Reed 1988).
Highly ranked wetland and hydrophytic IF species such as Salix exigua Nutt.