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- adj. Describing a plant that, although it uses photosynthesis, obtains some nutrition from other plants
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Partly parasitic: said, for example, of the capsules of mosses which are supported partly by the leafy haplogamic part of the plant and partly by their own vegetative tissues.
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- adj. of or relating to plants that are semiparasites
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The semiparasitic plant grows on apple trees and other native species and the decline has been linked with the loss of ancient orchards as fruit is also imported from Europe.
A semiparasitic, the paintbrush penetrates the roots of nearby plants, often grasses, for nutrients.
The semiparasitic paintbrush penetrates the roots of nearby plants, often grasses, for nutrients.