Big Wall Monkeyflowers

Yosemite National Park


When faced with harsh and extreme conditions, how do organisms survive, thrive, and persist?

Plants living on the steep granite walls surrounding Yosemite Valley manage to survive and reproduce despite constant exposure to harsh environmental conditions such as wind, heat, limited soil, and seasonal water availability. However, little is known about the underlying mechanisms that have allowed for plant populations to adapt to this intense environment.


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