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A plant that's native to the mountainous area just below the alpine zone.
In gardening, this term is used for any plant that is native to alpine zones of the world. This zone is identified as being below the permanent snow line and above the tree line. Alpines have many adaptations to this environment, including deep
1) The dry, rocky detritus found at the base of mountains.2) A mixture of stones and sharp sand, which, when mixed with soil, forms a growing medium for alpines and other plants requiring good drainage.