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hygrophyte

a non-aquatic plant that requires plenty of moisture.
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The group was dominated by species of mesophytic to hygrophytic grassland communities of the alliance Molinietalia caerulaea Koch 1926 and xerophytic to mesophytic continental calcareous grassland species of the class Festuco-Brometea, rarely accompanied by species of forest edge communities of Trifolio-Geranietea T.
hostiana as a dominant or co-dominant species were rarely found also on mesic carbonate-rich soils or soils with a fluctuating water table, although in such cases mesophytic to hygrophytic species of Calthion were not present or were rare.
The age range of the two contrasting, coeval and environmentally controlled macrofloras, the hygrophytic "Stephanian" and the xerophytic "early Autunian" should be placed in a time bracket from the late Gzelian (Carboniferous, aprox.