Chamaephytes are under the system of life forms after Raunkiaer ( gr chamai = on Earth ( located ) ) perennial plants whose outlasting (renewal buds ) are below the average snow depth of 25 cm and thus hibernate in the protection of a snow cover or other hygroscopic or outlast thermal Ungunstabschnitte the year.

Among them are:

  • Half and dwarf shrubs (eg blueberry )
  • Perennial cushion plants and creeping perennial herbaceous plants and
  • Some mosses.
  • Plant Type