Arctic-alpine species

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A species which is found both in the Arctic and on the higher mountains in the temperate zone. Examples include Salix herbacea (least willow) and Saxifraga oppositifolia (opposite-leaved saxifrage). Although characteristic of the Arctic region and the Alps, Rockies, and Himalayas, they also occur in upland areas between the mountain ranges and the Arctic, and represent relicts of the late Pleistocene tundra.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry — Ecology and Conservation.

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