Taiga Plants
Fall in The Taiga

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In the temperate deciduous forest most leaves fall off in autumn. In the taiga, the change is much more subtle. Leaves slow down the chemical process for winter. 

The tamarack's leaves turn brown and drop. It is one of only a handful of evergreen species that drop their leaves for the fall.

Many Bushes Turn Red in FallThe leaves of many shrubs turn deep red.
Aspen Trees Birch Trees
Aspen Trees Birch Trees
Aspen and birch, deciduous trees, have leaves that turn golden before falling for the winter.

Taiga in FallAll in all, the taiga fall show is less dramatic than the temperate deciduous show.

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