Shrubs Tundra has a variety of vegetation, including many species of shrub. Shrubs are a great food source for native animals in the Arctic.
Sedges Tundra sedges belong to the flowering plant family Cyperacaeae. During warm months the plants begin to grow rapidly and will develop flowers and seeds when tempetures climb 10 degrees Celsius .
Reindeer Mosses Reindeer mosses are erect, many-branched plant that grows up to 8 cm high, covers immense areas. They survive well in the arctic.
Liverworts Liverworts used to be classified along with mosses and hornworts. Liverworts are the simplest true plants, they are nonvascular plants whose leaves have the shape of lobes of the human liver.
Grasses Many types of grasses grow on the Tundra. Grasses provide food source , habitat , and nesting areas for wildlife and birds.
Tussock Grasses There are many types of grasses , such as tussock grasses. Tussock grasses are just clumps to hold tight to the ground and grow by rhizomes, or underground stems.
Dwarf Trees Tundra is considered a treeless biome , but some trees ,such as dwarf trees manage to survive this harsh environment. The little true soil and strong winds have favored the growth of these small trees.
Small Leaked Shrubs Shrubs can grow in the Alpine tundra just as well as the Arctic tundra. There are mane shrubs in these two tundra's.
Heaths Heaths are one of the few plants that survive on the alpine tundra. They are very short plants. A lot of plants can not survive this environment but heaths can take the bitter winds.
400 varieties of Flowers There are about 400 varieties of flowers in the Tundra. Most grow quickly and last through the short blooming period. it lasts from the beginning of June to the end of August.