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What are the types of plants on Antarctica?

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Answered 2016-08-07 22:43:28

There are a few plants that live in Antarctica, such as; moss, algae, lichen + more.

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On the continent, there are two types of grasses that grow on the Western side of the Antarctic Peninsula -- the warmest area of the continent. Otherwise, this continent, which covers 10% of the surface of the Earth is covered with an ice sheet -- at least 98% of it is. It's too cold to support botany on Antarctica.

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