What Kind of Plants Grow in the Desert?

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Due to the exceptionally low rainfall, all desert plants either use very little water, like cactus, or have extensive roots systems to tap groundwater.
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With nearly 3,000 total and 162 endemic (specific) species, Saharan flora are ephemerals (short-lived) xerophytes (needing little water) and halophytes (adapted to salty conditions)
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cacti.
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North of the Antarctic Peninsula there are moss carpets, only two species of native vascular plants, and lichen may occur in some places. For the rest of Antarctica, patches of tussock
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Asters, goldenrod and some native sunflowers bloom well into the fall. Most varieties grow quite tall and appear their best in mass plantings. Fall-blooming sedum, or stonecrop, blooms
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What Kind of Plants Grow in the Desert?
While many plants need a fertile location with rain to grow, there are hardy species that grow in the desert. Much like animals that live in the desert, these plants have developed ways to adapt to the extreme heat and dryness of the desert.... More »
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