arctic willow


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arctic willow

n
(Plants) a low-growing shrub, Salix arctica, of the tundra
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Noun1.arctic willow - low creeping shrub of Arctic Europe and America
genus Salix, Salix - a large and widespread genus varying in size from small shrubs to large trees: willows
willow, willow tree - any of numerous deciduous trees and shrubs of the genus Salix
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A small flight of Ross's geese flew directly over me as I lay flat on the ground behind the sparse arctic willow.
In that season it can be a genuinely beautiful spot, with plunging fjords and mountain ranges that surge to the horizon and seemingly beyond, where oceans of red arctic willow waver in the wind, and exotic arctic hare, polar bear, ermine and lemming cavort in seeming harmony as they lend for their existence; a place where a periwinkle yellow sun never sets and w here the colour blue can take on more hues than infinity.
Tundra The arctic hare and The arctic willow Spanning the Arctic arctic fox sport has shallow roots so Circle, the tundra is the white coats.