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Berries in the heath
Heaths in Iceland typically have many low-growing species of shrubs as well as slightly taller growing willow and sometimes birch or dwarf birch.

Coastal vegetation of Iceland
Coastal vegetation is shaped by the coastal terrain and salinity as well as amount and frequency of flooding by the sea.

Plants grown in northern gardens: Cotoneasters
Several species of cotoneasters are grown here in Iceland including Common Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster integerrimus).

Plants grown in nothern gardens: Common Juniper
Common Juniper (Juniperus communis) is an evergreen woody plant with small stinging leaves.

Mountain beauties
There are many types of mountains in Iceland and the best known ones are probably glaciers and volcanoes.

Plants grown in northern gardens: Rowan
Many species of rowans are native to the Northern Hemisphere. One species called Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia) is the native Rowan in Iceland.

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