Talus slopes

This natural environment is situated just below the limit of perennial snow. In these severe conditions, plants grow on loose detritus, sand and in thin soil often poor in nutrients. Occasionally, they stabilize being slowly colonised by vegetation.
However talus slopes can be extremely unstable environments due to the continuous addition of detrital material.
The species that colonise this environment appear as green oasis amongst the grey detritus.

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