Flora of the Alps

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Flora typical of the Alpine Region of the Alps

The Alps are one of the great mountain range systems of Europe stretching approximately 1,200 kilometres (750 mi) across eight Alpine countries from Austria and Slovenia in the east, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, France to the west and Italy and Monaco to the south. The flora of the Alps are diverse. In the mountains, the vegetation gradually changes with altitude, sun exposure, and location on the mountain. There are five successive life zones, each with distinct landscapes and vegetation characteristics: premontane, montane, subalpine, alpine, and alvar.[citation needed]

List of Alpine plants[edit]

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Alpine rock-jasmine (Androsace alpina)
Artemisia glacialis, the rarest kind of Genepi (wormwood)
Rusty-leaved Alpenrose, (Rhododendron ferrugineum)
glacier buttercup, (Ranunculus glacialis)
Saxifraga biflora, Zillertal Alps

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