hydrophilous


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hydrophilous

[hī′dräf·ə·ləs]
(ecology)
Inhabiting moist places.
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Objectives: To restore and conserve the following habitats and species of community importance in the Natura 2000 area of Vijvergebied Midden-Limburg ( Pond area M-L ): bittern (Botaurus stellaris); tree frog (Hyla arborea); oligotrophic waters ; oligo- to mesothrophic standing waters; wet and dry heath; and hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities;
The project area holds national and international importance for such habitats, which include 25 ha forests on extremely wet soils with a large diversity of sub-types, as well as (on drier soil) 15 ha of lowland hay meadows in combination with hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities and very locally also Eu-Molinion (6410) habitats; and