Extreme Alpine Plants

By Charles J. Zimmerman

Sep 27 2019

Few places on the land's surface present weather conditions that are more extreme and seemingly less-hospitable to life than the frigid, dry, rocky summits of the world's Alpine mountain ranges. Yet situated there above the highest elevations trees can endure exists an extraordinary community of plants, fungi, and animals that have evolved unique adaptations to survive and reproduce in some of the toughest settings on earth.