WILDFLOWERS occur in BC in spectacular diversity, largely because of the province's widely varied geography (see also PLANTS, NATIVE). Flowers of BC's vast FORESTS may adapt to low wind levels by producing hooked seeds distributed by passing animals, while on nearby mountains alpine plants exploit strong winds with airborne seeds. Plants in the arid regions of the southern Interior may have intricate roots that can extract the most minute amounts of moisture from seemingly dry soil, while...

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