TUNDRA

Welcome to the Tundra's plant page. On this page you can find information on the plants of the Tundra.

The tundra is not a plants best place to grow because perma frost (the permanently frozen soil) that is about a finger-length under the surface in the summer months prevents the plants' roots from growing as long as they need. Because of the fact that plants can not grow their roots out, most of the tundra's plants are low shrubs and trees like dwarf willows and birches less than knee high. Mosses are also another type of vegetation that grow on the tundra, but the vegetation that has populated more than any other is the lichen which is a cross between fungus and algae.

Yellow Tundra Flower

Biome Index

Tundra Index

Designed by Gabe Hatter, Joe Howanic, and Eric Hustrulid