Which among the following is / are features of the Taiga Flora?
1. They are generally evergreen
2. They generally don’t loose their leaves in winter
3. The leaves of common Taiga flora is dark green in color
Choose the correct option from the codes given below:

Answer: [D] 1, 2 & 3

Taiga Flora
Coniferous trees are also known as evergreens. They have long, thin waxy needles. The wax gives them some protection from freezing temperatures and from drying out. Evergreens don’t loose their leaves in the winter like deciduous trees. They keep their needles all year long. This is so they can start photosynthesis as soon as the weather gets warm. The dark color of evergreen needles allows them to absorb heat from the sun and also helps them start photosynthesis early. Evergreens in the taiga tend to be thin and grow close together. This gives them protection from the cold and wind. Evergreens also are usually shaped like an upside down cone to protects the branches from breaking under the weight of all that snow. The snow slides right off the slanted branches.

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