Taiga Plants
What Grows Here?

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Evergreen TreesThere is not much diversity in the taiga. Evergreen trees reign supreme -- miles upon miles of the exact same species are tree is often the case in the taiga. Most trees in this biome tend to grow in dense patches of one or a few species. Spruce, hemlock and fir are the primary trees of the taiga. 

Deciduous Trees There are a few broad leaf trees in the taiga: birch, poplar, and aspen. These species lose their leaves in the fall. By shedding their leaves, these deciduous trees save energy during the winter months. But in the spring, these trees have to grow back new leaves.

Evergreen Trees In contrast, evergreen trees do not have to regrow leaves in the spring. However, they risk a chance of breakage from heavy snow falls. 


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