Families of Vascular Plants - EEB337H

Toronto Islands 2 October 2008



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Photo courtesy and © 2008 D. Lee
The beach strands provide the least stable substrate for plant growth, since wind, waves, and trampling by animals and people all combine to make it difficult for plants to persist. Some species, like sea rocket, are annuals, while others like the milkweeds we saw apparently grow as biennials.

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