The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
plants capable of developing on nutrient-deficient soils. Oligotrophic plants include heather, matgrass, sphagnum mosses, and a number of other plants found mainly on high moors and in the slightly podzolized soils of dry valleys.
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