Hemiparasitic Plant

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Plant, Hemiparasitic


a flowering parasitic plant, such as eyebright and yellow rattle, that lives on the nutrients of other organisms yet is also capable of photosynthesis. Hemiparasitic plants are parasites that in the course of evolution did not completely lose the capacity for the photoautotrophic mode of feeding characteristic of their ancestors.

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