Surviving the desert

Spitsbergen Poppy

But even without additional water there is still life in the desert. Every now and then you can find a few hardy plants trying to make a living in this really harsh environment. The growing season here is really short, sometimes even less as 30 days a year.

And the amazing this is… Plants produce flowers to attract insects for reproduction. As the production of flowers is costly, plants will only do this if there is a reasonable chance they will be pollinated…

2 comments on “Surviving the desert”

  1. Amazing. It bravely struggles for existence.


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