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The taiga, or boreal forest, is an expanse of dry, cold climate located at high latitudes just below the North Pole. The largest biome in the world, the taiga expands through most of Canada, Scandinavia, Russia and even parts of Japan. Because of its

Endangered Plants in Taiga

The taiga, or boreal forest, is an expanse of dry, cold climate located at high latitudes just below the North Pole. The largest biome in the world, the taiga expands through most of Canada, Scandinavia, Russia and even parts of Japan. Because of its long winters and low temperatures, most plant life in the taiga consists of lichen, moss, and deciduous and evergreen trees, several of which are endangered from lack of protection efforts.

Balsam Fir

The balsam fir is one of many coniferous trees in the taiga that have been ravaged by excessive logging, and care must be taken to conserve these trees, which can take years to grow back due to the short growing season. The balsam fir is a North American native that grows from Alberta to Newfoundland, down to Michigan and even the mountains of Virginia. With its dense, green needles, lightweight wood and pleasing conical shape, the balsam fir is a common Christmas tree. It is also used for pulp, paper and light construction wood. Widespread fires are common to the taiga, often caused by lightning and the dry climate. These fires, though potentially beneficial to propagating plant growth cycles, such as for certain lichen species, do a great deal of damage to the balsam fir. Because of its shallow roots, its thin, resinous bark, and seeds that lack endospermic tissue, the balsam fir is the least fire-resistant of all evergreen trees and can take up to 50 years to grow after a fire.

Lingonberry Plant

The lingonberry plant (Vaccinium vitis-idaea) is a small shrub that bears wild, red berries and pinkish, bell-shaped flowers. A well-known fruit in Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe, the lingonberry plant is native to the boreal forests, and its berries are often used in the form of jam, compote or syrup. They are very common in Sweden, where they are a staple in cuisine. Seldom cultivated, the lingonberry is a wild plant that is mostly picked out of its natural habitat. In some areas picking lingonberry is legal; however, poaching still persists as a serious threat to these plants, as many taiga wildlife, such as bears, foxes, birds and insects, rely on the lingonberry for food.

Siberian Dwarf Pine

Also known as the creeping pine or the Japanese stone pine, the Siberian Dwarf Pine is a shrubby tree that grows in Siberia and the colder northern regions of Japan. Despite its name, the Siberian Dwarf Pine can grow to be large, and like many pines, it is a sought-after species by the lumber industry. Unfortunately, clear-cutting practices by lumber industries have been extensive and destructive, leaving forests sparse and even more vulnerable to fires.

Endangered Plants in Taiga

Endangered Plants in Taiga

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2013-11-18Views:130

The taiga, or boreal forest, is an expanse of dry, cold climate located at high latitudes just below the North Pole. The largest biome in the world, the taiga expands through most of Canada, Scandinavia, Russia and even parts of Japan. Because of its[More]

Endangered Plants of Pennsylvania

Endangered Plants of Pennsylvania

Category:HomeRelease time:2012-01-16Views:130

The plants on Pennsylvania's endangered list have the potential of extinction through the majority of their native range. This will occur if their habitat disappears or people exploit the endangered plant, according to the Pennsylvania Biological Sur[More]

List of Ten Endangered Plants in Palawan

List of Ten Endangered Plants in Palawan

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Palawan is a veritable plant and animal paradise in the Philippines. The province is home to thousands of rare plant species. Logging almost completely deforested Palawan before legislation and conservation efforts quelled it. However, mankind had al[More]

Endangered Plants in the Grasslands

Endangered Plants in the Grasslands

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Defined by their vegetation, grasslands occur in temperate and tropical locations around the world. Within North America, several varieties of grassland dominate the landscape, from the semi-arid plains of California to Florida's flooded grassland, t[More]

Endangered Plants in Coniferous Forests

Endangered Plants in Coniferous Forests

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Coniferous forests have many endangered plants. Some of the plants are being protected, but many have lost the fight due to pollution, logging and cultivation of the land. Santa Cruz Cypress The Santa Cruz cypress is an endangered cypress tree in San[More]

Endangered Plants in a Tropical Savanna

Endangered Plants in a Tropical Savanna

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The basic definition of a savannah is: grassland in a tropical region. However, grasslands occurring in subtropical regions are also commonly referred to as savannahs. True savannahs, or tropical grasslands, occur throughout the world, from South Ame[More]

Endangered Plants in a Coniferous Forest

Endangered Plants in a Coniferous Forest

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There are many coniferous plant species that are in danger of being extinct around the world. A few are located in the United States and are on the verge of disappearing forever, unless they are protected. Calochortus umpquaensis The Calochortus umpq[More]

Endangered Plants in Estuaries

Endangered Plants in Estuaries

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Estuaries are coastal regions where salt water from the ocean is carried in by the tides and introduced into freshwater environments. Estuaries are some of the most ecologically diverse places in the U.S., and pollution and development often threaten[More]

Endangered Plants in the United States

Endangered Plants in the United States

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Many plants, from trees to flowers, are endangered or are on the verge of becoming endangered across the United States. Plants become endangered for a variety of reasons, including habitat destruction through natural means or through human-made means[More]

Endangered plants in the tundra

Endangered plants in the tundra

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Tundra is a geographical term for an area where plant and animal development is hindered by extreme low temperatures, stunted growing seasons and a lack of nutrient availability. There are two main areas of tundra on the earth: the Arctic and Alpine[More]

List of Endangered Plants in Alaska's Arctic Tundra

List of Endangered Plants in Alaska's Arctic Tundra

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Windswept and treeless, the Alaskan Arctic may appear botanically inhospitable, but tenacious mosses, sedges, shrubs and lichen dot the tundra. The U.S. Forest Service ranks only one tundra plant as federally endangered, though three more have been a[More]

Endangered Plants in the Philippines

Endangered Plants in the Philippines

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The Philippine archipelago is a collection of more than 7,100 islands and outlets, located off the southeastern coast of the Asian continent. The Philippine Islands feature more than 8,000 plant species, with 3,500 of those being native to the Philip[More]

Endangered Saltwater Plants

Endangered Saltwater Plants

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Endangered animals often invoke concern and sympathy among people all over the world. Endangered plants, however, often fail to capture the same level of emotion and interest.The public concern over endangered plants might be raised if people better[More]

Endangered or Extinct Plants

Endangered or Extinct Plants

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When encountered with the terms "endangered" and "extinct," you usually imagine a graceful waterbird covered in oil or the mighty, long-gone dinosaurs of the Jurassic period. However, the endangerment of species extends to the plant world as well, th[More]

Plants & Animals in Utah

Plants & Animals in Utah

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2012-11-22Views:130

Utah is home to thousands of plants and animals. The type of wildlife seen depends on the area. Some parts of Utah or more mountainous and other regions are arid desert or grasslands. Bighorn sheep, rabbits and eagles are found in forest regions whil[More]

How to Plant Walnut Trees for Squirrels

How to Plant Walnut Trees for Squirrels

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Squirrels form an important part of the ecosystem in the United States and are also fascinating creatures to observe. To help support squirrel populations in your area, particularly where squirrels such as the Virginia northern flying squirrel are en[More]

Rare Plants Found in Deciduous Forests

Rare Plants Found in Deciduous Forests

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The two types of deciduous forests—temperate and tropical—exist all over the world. More than 300 rare plants appear on the U.S. Forest Service’s rare and endangered plants list; more than half live in deciduous forest environments. Of the estimated[More]

Garden Plants for Scotland

Garden Plants for Scotland

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Scotland is home to a wide variety of climates given the country's three subdivisions of highlands and islands, central lowlands and southern uplands. The temperatures tend to be changeable, creating an obstacle for finding garden plants that have ad[More]

How to Take Care of a Venus Flytrap

How to Take Care of a Venus Flytrap

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Taking care of a Venus flytrap isn't easy, and if you're looking for a low-maintenance houseplant, the Venus flytrap is far from an ideal choice. However, if you're looking for a fascinating carnivorous plant that is sure to keep you challenged and e[More]

Extinction prevention

Extinction prevention

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Driving other species to extinction has been an unfortunate side-effect of mankind's evolutionary success. Many governments, agencies and individuals are now working hard to try to save threatened organisms. Extinction is a natural evolutionary proce[More]

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