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Cloud Forest + Maritime Climate

Cloud Forest

Cloud forest

A climate that is comfortable all year seems often seems like a fantasy in Minnesota, but there are a couple climates where it is true. These climates are also a fantasy land for plant species too! With some of the most biodiverse floras and with ancient lineages of plants, these moderate climates are botanical wonders. These places occur in high elevations in the tropics (Cloud Forests) and along west coasts in warm temperate places (Maritime Climates). In both situations the weather rarely freezes, and even less frequently gets too hot. Because both of the climates share many features, we house our collections of these species in the same place, though they each contain their own oddities.

Maritime Climate

Maritime