Case studies of alpine clonal plants

The functional significance of clonal growth for plant species may change completely depending on their morphology, their growth strategy and the environmental conditions they encounter in their respective habitats.

Below you find three case studies of alpine species differing largely in the importance and functional significance of sexual and clonal reproduction for their life cycle.

Carex curvula
Born at the time of Jesus: Carex curvula
Epilobium fleischeri
Living the extremes: Epilobium fleischeri
Geum reptans
No choice: Geum reptans