a plant that thrives in saline soil.
/ˌhæl əˈfɪt ɪk/
a plant that grows in very salty soil, as in a salt marsh
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A plant adapted to living in salty soil, as along the seashore or in salt flats. Mangroves, salt-marsh grasses, and saltbushes are halophytes.
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The species is a facultative halophyte, having a broad tolerance to salinity.
Note the small, red-stemmed plant---a halophyte---the only plant that will grow in some of these areas.
The effect of extended exposure to hypersaline conditions on the germination of five inland halophyte species.