10th place: The most ascetic plant. Welwitschia - grows in southern Africa, in the desert of Namibia. The leaves of this plant are twisted turban around themselves. Since Namibia almost never rains, Welwitschia use their leaves to absorb moisture from the fog ... arriving from the Atlantic, and then drop by drop passes to its roots.
9th place: Buttercups. In the opinion of the people, this herb has harsh character - hence the name. This flower - the highest in Europe - is found at an altitude of 4300 meters above sea level. Buttercups Ranunculus lobatus found at an altitude of 6400 meters above sea level.
8th place: The oldest is now growing tree - a ginkgo growing in the Chinese province of Zhejiang. This type arose in the Jurassic period, about 160 million years ago. In Japan, ginkgo is called "Silver Apricot».
7th place: The biggest cactus in the world, saguaro grows in Mexico and Arizona. It easily grows to a height of 15 meters, and weighs between 6 and 10 tonnes. In 3500 saguaro- flower stamens, which are so large that small birds build their nests there sometimes.
6th place: Salix arctica - the northernmost tree (bush) in the world, its branches can reach 5 meters in length, but they will never rise higher than 10 cm. From the ground. Thus willow protected from icy wind and grows under the snow blanket throughout the winter.