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{adj: hydric} having or characterized by excessive moisture
"a hydric habitat"
<-> mesic, xeric



{adj: mesic} having or characterized by moderate or a well-balanced supply of moisture
"mesic habitats"
<-> xeric, hydric

{adj: mesophytic} being or growing in or adapted to a moderately moist environment
"mesophytic habitats"
"mesophytic plants"

{n: California newt, Taricha torosa} newt that is similar to Taricha granulosa in characteristics and habitat

{n: Drosophyllum lusitanicum} perennial of dry habitats whose leaves have glandular hairs that secrete adhesive and digestive fluid for capture and digestion of insects; Portugal, southern Spain and Morocco

{n: Malcolmia, genus Malcolmia} genus of plants usually found in coastal habitats; Mediterranean to Afghanistan

{n: Nyssa, genus Nyssa} tupelos: deciduous trees of moist habitats especially swamps and beside ponds

{n: Onychophora, class Onychophora} enigmatic small elongated wormlike terrestrial invertebrates of damp dark habitats in warm regions; distinct from the phylum Annelida; resemble slugs with legs and are sometimes described as the missing link between arthropods and annelids

{n: Peziza domicilina} a discomycetous fungus of the genus Peziza; the fragile fruiting body is a ghostly white but stains yellow when broken; favors strongly alkaline habitats

{n: Rorippa, genus Rorippa} annual and perennial herbs of damp habitats; cosmopolitan except Antarctica

{n: United States Fish and Wildlife Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, FWS} an agency in the Department of the Interior that conserves and protects fish and wildlife and their habitats; assesses the environmental impact of pesticides and nuclear power site and hydroelectric dams and thermal pollution

{n: biodiversity} the diversity of plant and animal life in a particular habitat (or in the world as a whole)
"a high level of biodiversity is desirable"

{n: bird watcher, birder} a person who identifies and studies birds in their natural habitats

{n: corkwood, corkwood tree, Leitneria floridana} very small deciduous dioecious tree or shrub of damp habitats in southeastern United States having extremely light wood

{n: cyanobacteria, blue-green algae} predominantly photosynthetic prokaryotic organisms containing a blue pigment in addition to chlorophyll; occur singly or in colonies in diverse habitats; important as phytoplankton

{n: establishment, ecesis} (ecology) the process by which a plant or animal becomes established in a new habitat

{n: ethologist} a zoologist who studies the behavior of animals in their natural habitats

{n: ethology} the branch of zoology that studies the behavior of animals in their natural habitats

{n: genus Amorpha} American herbs or shrubs usually growing in dry sunny habitats on prairies and hillsides

{n: habitat, home ground} the type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives or occurs
"a marine habitat"
"he felt safe on his home grounds"

{n: habitation} the native habitat or home of an animal or plant

{n: harvest-lice, Agrimonia eupatoria} erect perennial Old World herb of dry grassy habitats

{n: hemlock, poison hemlock, poison parsley, California fern, Nebraska fern, winter fern, Conium maculatum} large branching biennial herb native to Eurasia and Africa and adventive in North America having large fernlike leaves and white flowers; usually found in damp habitats; all parts extremely poisonous

{n: hygrophyte} a plant that grows in a moist habitat

{n: masked shrew, Sorex cinereus} commonest shrew of moist habitats in North America

{n: migrator} an animal (especially birds and fish) that travels between different habitats at particular times of the year

{n: mountain skink, Eumeces callicephalus} frequents oak and pine habitats in rocky mountainous areas of United States southwest and Mexico

{n: radiation} the spread of a group of organisms into new habitats

{n: seashore mallow} any of various plants of the genus Kosteletzya predominantly of coastal habitats; grown for their flowers that resemble hibiscus

{n: snag} a dead tree that is still standing, usually in an undisturbed forest
"a snag can provide food and a habitat for insects and birds"

{n: stonecress, stone cress} any Old World herb of the genus Aethionema; native of sunny limestone habitats

{n: western toad, Bufo boreas} of a great variety of habitats from southern Alaska to Baja California west of the Rockies

{n: woodlouse, slater} any of various small terrestrial isopods having a flat elliptical segmented body; found in damp habitats

{n: yellow bells, California yellow bells, whispering bells, Emmanthe penduliflora} viscid herb of arid or desert habitats of southwestern United States having pendulous yellow flowers

{v: bird, birdwatch} watch and study birds in their natural habitat

{v: diversify, radiate} spread into new habitats and produce variety or variegate
"The plants on this island diversified"


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