Literally meaning: “earth plant”
Origin: Anc Greek
φυτό/phyto(=plant) > φύω/phyo(=germinate)
by Danish botanist Christien Raunkiaer (1860 –1938)
Geophyte is a perennial plant, with its perennating bulbs underground throughout the winter. The geophyte plant grows again from these buds after conditions improve.