Why are there more woody flowering plants in tropical areas, and herbaceous plants in colder areas?

In tropical areas, there are more woody flowering plants, and in cold areas – herbaceous. It is associated with environmental conditions; climate, methods of pollination and distribution of seeds and fruits. But the main reason is the amount of light. In the rainforest, there is a lack of light under the canopy of the forest, it is stuffy and humid, which is why there are many tree forms and vines that carry leaves and flowers to the light. There is a lot of light in cold zones, especially in open areas of meadows, fields, tundra – there is no need to reach for the light, and the wind and the contrast of temperatures do not contribute to the appearance of high, woody forms.

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