Plants of the

Tundra

There are some plants in the tundra

Lichens look like orange, red, green, black or white spots on the dark tundra floor. This is important food for some animals such as the caribou.

More plants of the Tundra

Arctic Cotton: is a type of grass that can grow 30 cm. People who live in the tundra collect this cotton for clothing and boots.

Flowering plants: Many flowers grow in the tundra. These flower grow close to the ground.

Shrubs: Shrubs are common in alpine tundra region, for example Bear berries.