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# Why do few plants grow in the tundra?

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Tundra is a $\textbf{cold and treeless}$ biome characterized by permafrost. Permafrost is a permanently frozen layer of soil under the surface.

The $\textbf{winters are long and extremely cold}$ so trees do not usually grow in the tundra.

The permafrost $\textbf{prevents trees' roots from penetrating}$ far into the soil.

Most tundra plants are small and grow slowly, such as grasses, sedges, and mosses.