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Xerophyte vs. Hydrophyte — What's the Difference?

Xerophyte vs. Hydrophyte — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Xerophyte and Hydrophyte

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Xerophyte

A plant adapted to surviving with little water.
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Hydrophyte

A plant adapted to grow in water.
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Xerophyte

(botany) Any plant suited for life in a habitat where water is scarce, such as in a desert or chaparral. Such plants may be succulent, have small or reduced leaves, or spines.
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Hydrophyte

(botany) A plant that lives in or requires an abundance of water, usually excluding seaweed.
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Xerophyte

A xerophyte (from Greek ξηρός xeros 'dry' + φυτόν phuton 'plant') is a species of plant that has adaptations to survive in an environment with little liquid water, such as a desert or an ice- or snow-covered region in the Alps or the Arctic. Popular examples of xerophytes are cacti, pineapple and some Gymnosperm plants.
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Hydrophyte

An aquatic plant; an alga.
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Xerophyte

A desert plant
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Hydrophyte

A plant that grows partly or wholly in water whether rooted in the mud, as a lotus, or floating without anchorage, as the water hyacinth
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Xerophyte

Plant adapted for life with a limited supply of water; compare hydrophyte and mesophyte
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