One thing you will notice on any
trip to the tundra is how small the plants are. Once you are above treeline
you will see plants that are mostly ankle-high or shorter. Knee high plants
are rarities, and waist-high plants are almost unheard of!
Dwarf plants need less time to
grow, stay out of the wind better, and can get by on the limited resources
that the alpine tundra offers. Here are some examples of dwarf plants to look
for on the tundra- look for more when you visit!
Alplily (white) and Alium (purple) are only a few inches tall!
Alpine Sandwort flowers are tiny- about the size of a ladybug!