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    im new at this but is it possible for any plants other than evergreens to grow in frozen climates


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    Yes.


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    it's called tundra
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    Tundra melts during summer.

    Or if you were asking if plants can grow while the temperature is subzero: yes, some. Essentially their cells contain antifreeze so they are "frost hardy".
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    Possibly apropos: I believe the only life in the far Antarctic is found on stones - slow growing lichens.

    Lichens, you will recall, are best described as a 'lifestyle' rather than a kind of life, being a community comprising fungi and algae.

    Depending upon the type of alga, it will possibly be considered to be a plant.
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    i took the question to refer to places that are frozen for a substantial part of the year - if we're talking about places that are sub-zero throughout the year, then there's very little that will grow at all, apart from endolithic plants in antarctic dry valleys and snow algae in the ice of both polar regions
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    "Or if you were asking..."

    "Possibly appropos..."

    "I took the question to refer to..."


    ..... A good summation of why I chose simply "yes."



    Lavender, you might consider clarifying your question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by free radical
    "Or if you were asking..."

    "Possibly appropos..."

    "I took the question to refer to..."


    ..... A good summation of why I chose simply "yes."



    Lavender, you might consider clarifying your question.
    Heh!
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