There is a wide variety of mountain flora, rich in colour and form. The appearance of these plants changes depending on the season; growing high up in the mountains, which are covered in snow for many months, and where oxygen is often scarce.
So the flora adapts. The plants are often perennials, accumulating energy during the summer which they conserve – sometimes they don’t even flower every season.
Liane Brooks, nature and plants lover, presents us some flowers, for a magical moment. Discover her work here!
Cunning survival tricks.
Each flower has different techniques to ensure its survival. For example, there are lots of bright flowers, predominantly yellow in colour, to help attract insects and ensure pollination.
High altitude flowers often grow very close to the ground so that they can withstand the high winds that buffet the mountain peaks. The leaves are thicker and sometimes covered with “hair” which means they can withstand the cold as well as drought.
Crédits photos: Liane Brooks