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Deschampsia antarctica, one of only 2 flowering plants found in Antarctic Peninsula

Less than 1% of Antarctica is available for colonisation by plants. Only two flowering plants are found on the entire continent, which occur on the western Antarctic peninsular - the Antarctic hair grass, Deschampsia Antarctica (pictured) and the Antarctic pearlwort (Colobanthus quitensis). For any form of publication, please include the link to this page: www.grida.no/resources/3157

Year: 2016

From album: Antarctic biodiversity

Photographer: Peter Prokosch

Tags: Antarctica Arctic Atlantic change climate Environmental Global ocean Pacific Southern worldwide

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