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  1. #1 Plant biology (phytoecologic) 
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    I hope that you can help me.

    My question:
    What ecological benefits do ferns and gymnosperms have?

    (The ecological benefit of mosses was easier :-D )


    lazart from Hungary


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    Ferns are excellent at re-establishing plant growth after a planetery wide extinction event.


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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fern Fern species live in a wide variety of habitats, from remote mountain elevations, to dry desert rock faces, to bodies of water or in open fields. Ferns in general may be thought of as largely being specialists in marginal habitats, often succeeding in places where various environmental factors limit the success of flowering plants.

    They can remove certain toxic metals from the soil, and they have nitrogen-fixing ability.
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