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n. - A deep-rooted plant that obtains water from a permanent ground supply

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  • Where phreatophyte plants grow (a deep-rooted plant that obtains water from the water table or the layer of soil just above it), groundwater is more likely.
  • Another reason for considering lining of tertiaries is heavy infestation with phreatophyte plants (particularly bull-rushes or "typha") in areas of perennially high...
  • The wet ground conditions at the bottom of a drainage channel in which seepage water is flowing year-round promote heavy growth of phreatophyte plants, requiring... for more
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