Arid and alpine plants such as alpine sandwort moderate microclimates by forming dense groups.

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References

“Some plants unite into dense pads and retain moisture and temperature by creating a collective temperate microclimate.” (Tributsch 1984:186)

Book
How Life Learned to Live: Adaptation in NatureJanuary 1, 1983
Helmut Tributsch

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Living System/s

Organism
Alpine SandwortMinuartia obtusilobaSpecies

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