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Cold Desert Plants
Deserts are hot and full of sand, camels, and cacti, right? Not always! In this experiment, you’ll learn how some of the world’s toughest plants survive in cold deserts.
How can a desert be cold? A desert is a place that is arid, or dry, but it’s not always hot. Deserts generally receive less than 50 cm of rainfall every year. Some deserts are both dry and cold, creating particularly challenging conditions for plants. These desert environments often receive most of their precipitation in the form of winter snow. The Gobi Desert in Mongolia is an example of a cold desert.
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