Tip of the Week: Guess a plant’s habitat preferences by its species name

acraeus  living on the heights
agrarius  of fields
agrestis  rural, rustic; of fields
alpestris  growing just below the alpine zone
alpinus  alpine, of high mountains
ammophilus  sand-loving
amphibius  amphibious, growing in water and on land
arvensis  of fields
calcareus  chalky, of limestone
calcicola  growing on limy soil
clivorum  of slopes
collinus  of hills
dumetorum  of thickets and hedgerows
eremicus  of deserts
fluminalis  of rivers
fontanus; fontinalis  growing in or by springs
frigidus  cold; growing in cold locations
glacialis  glacial, from cold places
glareosus  of gravel
hortensis  of gardens
hylaeus  of woods
insularis  of islands
lacustris  of lakes
limosus  of marshes
lithophilus  stone-loving, growing in stony places
littoralis  pertaining to the seashore
maritimus  coastal, found near the sea
montanus  of mountains
muralis  of walls, growing on walls
nemorosus  growing in woods
nesophilus  island-loving
niphophilus  snow-loving
oreophilus  mountain-loving
paludosus  marshy
palustris  of marshes
petraeus  growing among rocks
petrophilus  rock-loving
pratensis  of meadows
riparius  of riverbanks
rupestris  growing among rocks
rusticanus, rusticus  rural, of the country
salinus  salty, growing in salty locations
saxatilis, saxosus  stony, found among rocks
scopulorum  of rocks, cliffs or crags
siliceus  growing in sand
spelunca  a cave; growing in caves
subalpinus  growing below the timber line
sylvaticus, sylvestris  of woods
tectorum  of roofs
uliginosus  marshy, growing in wet places
umbrosus  growing in shade
urbanus, urbium  urban, of towns
vulcanicus  of volcanoes, growing in volcanic soil

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