Alpine plant

Alpine plants are plants whose natural habitat is mountain slopes, above the tree line approaching the line of perpetual snow.

See also

* alpine meadow
* alpine tundra

External links

* [ Greek Mountain Flora]
* [ Alpines and Gardens]
* [ The genus Dionysia in Iran and Oman]
* [ The Alpine Garden, Rock Gardening on the Net]
* [ Alpine-L mailing list]
* [ Japanese Alpine Plants and etc.]
* [ The Gardeners Resource]

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