Characterized by intermediate moisture conditions, neither decidedly wet nor decidedly dry. The mid-range of the moisture scale from wet to dry. Moist throughout the growing season (compare xeric).
Adapted to having a balanced supply of moisture, neither wet nor dry.
Characterized by a moderate amount of moisture and light; plants that favor these conditions.
Habitat containing a moderate amount of moisture â€“ that is, having average moisture conditions.
describing sites with a moderate amount of moisture, which support plants that requiure a moderate amount of moisture.
a. (Gr. mesos, middle) conditioned by temperate moist climate; neither xerix nor hydric; pertaining to conditions of medium moisture supply.
land that is moist but well drained.
adj] Of or pertaining to an environment with a balanced supply of moisture (wetter than xeric; drier than hydric).
an environment having moderate rainfall and moderately moist, well-draining soils. Mesic plants require moisture.
requiring or characterized by moderate moisture
1. Of or relating to organisms that require moderate amounts of moisture. 2. describing a habitat with moderate moisture (Morris 1992) 3.) Medium; moderate; when pertaining to climate means moderate temperatures.
Refers to a habitat that is well-drained but usually moist through most of the growing season.
a typically dry habitat that holds standing water for some time during wet weather.
having or characterized by moderate or a well-balanced supply of moisture; "mesic habitats"
Refers to amount of precipitation that an area receives. Mesic means that the area is not dry, and also is not wet. It also refers to a type of habitat and the plants that are found there. For example, a mesic oak savanna has different plants that characterize it from a dry oak savanna.
Soil condition that is medium-wet.
(region): An intermediate state between dry and wet in either climate or soil water characteristics. Montmorillonite (soil): Clays with a 2:1 lattice arrangement, found mainly in fertile soils. They store water extremely well.
an area with well drained but moist soil for much of the growing season or year.
intermediate between dry and wet conditions; moderately moist.
neither wet (hydric) nor dry (xeric); intermediate in moisture, without extremes.
1. Moderately moist climates or environments. 2. Vegetation: generally refers to vegetation found in moist environments. 3. Soils: refers specifically to soils with mean annual temperatures of 8 to 15 degrees centigrade.
"Wet"; habitats with plentiful rainfall and well-drained soil.
Characterized by having a medium moisture supply e.g., a type of habitat or soil.
Soil that is moderately moist, midway between droughty (xeric) and saturated (hydric).
A habitat characterized by moderate moisture and temperature conditions and by a profusion of plant life.
characterized as requiring a moderate amount of water. Opp: hydric and xeric
Having moderate amount of moisture; neither hydric nor xeric
A habitat characterized by a moderate amount of moisture.
Moist, neither very wet nor very dry.
Mesic environmental conditions are ones with medium moisture (water). Compare with very dry conditions ( xeric) and very wet conditions ( hydric).
A relatively wet or moist habitat. The riparian zone is more mesic than adjacent uplands.