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Types of Taiga

Helleborine Orchid
Helleborine Orchid

The Russian taiga is home to Cephalanthera longifolia, the Helleborine orchid, which has narrow leaves and thin stems on which multiple blossoms of hood-shaped white flowers hang. The orchid can also be found in woodland areas of southern England, Ireland, western Scotland and Wales, according to the website First Nature.

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Labrador Tea
Labrador Tea

The Labrador tea plant grows to be 4 to 5 feet. It will grow up straight in the southern latitudes of the tundra, but in the colder northern latitudes it will creep over the ground forming a carpet. It has woolly branches with narrow 1 to 2 inch leaves which are smooth on the upper side, with rusty hairs underneath.

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Lady's Slipper Orchid
Lady's Slipper Orchid

The lady's slipper orchid is Britain's rarest and most impressive orchid. The exotic looking flowers have claret petals that frame a beautiful bright yellow pouch (11). The specific name The exotic looking flowers have claret petals that frame a beautiful bright yellow pouch (11).

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Lingonberry Plant
Lingonberry Plant

Lingonberries are plant best suited in cooler environments which makes it suitable in the taiga as the average temperature for most months is below freezing. Lingonberry plants also prefer more acidic soil which is interesting as many plants do not grow well in such ground conditions.

Long Leaf Pine
Long Leaf Pine

Taiga is the world's largest land biome, making up 29% of the world's forest cover. The largest areas are located in Russia and Canada. The taiga is the terrestrial biome with the lowest annual average temperatures after the tundra and permanent ice caps.

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Newfoundland Pine Marten
Newfoundland Pine Marten

The Pine Marten Study Area (PMSA) is located in southwestern Newfoundland and is a 2078 km 2 wildlife reserve that was created in 1973 to protect the Newfoundland Marten.

Siberian Dwarf Pine
Siberian Dwarf Pine

The Siberian Dwarf Pine is known as the creeper tree, and can grow to really tall hights. It grows in Siberia and the colder parts of Japan.

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Siberian Larch
Siberian Larch

For example, the taiga of North America mostly consists of spruces; Scandinavian and Finnish taiga consists of a mix of spruce, pines and birch; Russian taiga has spruces, pines and larches depending on the region, while the Eastern Siberian taiga is a vast larch forest.

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