St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

A Voluntary Academy

Trusting in God; Creating Tomorrow; Helping Today

What grows there?

What grows there?

1700 species of plants grow in the Arctic tundra, providing

food for herbivores such as reindeer, musk oxen, lemmings,

 arctic hares and squirrels.  These include low shrubs,  grasses, mosses and liverworts. Plant life in the Antarctic is not as plentiful; only about 1% of the continent is ice free.

There are just two species of higher plants, one grass, a small

flowering alpine, around 100 species of moss, 300-400 species

of lichens and 25 types of liverworts.