any plant with buds near ground level
Origin of chamaephytefrom Modern Latin chamae-, low, on the ground ( from Classical Greek chamai: see chameleon) + -phyte
A low-growing perennial plant whose dormant overwintering buds are borne at or just above the surface of the ground.
Origin of chamaephyteGreek khamai on the ground ; see dhghem- in Indo-European roots. -phyte