heliophilous


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heliophilous

[¦hē·lē¦äf·ə·ləs]
(ecology)
Attracted by and adapted for a high intensity of sunlight.
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They are mainly terrestrial, rarely saxicolous, and are generally sciophilous, with some heliophilous species.
The grass layer is composed of high clones of Urtica dioica, Impatiens glandulifera, Phalaris arundinacea, and other nitratophilous, heliophilous species.