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Alpine carpets

This type of plant formation is present mostly in North Khevsureti, on the border of the massive high mountainous alpine and subalpine zones and stretched up to an altitude of 2900-3300 m. Alpine carpets are created by comparatively low plants (Taraxacum confusum, Carum caucasicum, Poa alpine, Carex micropodioides, Briza marcowiczii, Luzula sudetica, Plantago saxatilis, Minuartia oreina). Alpine carpets are seen on mount Arkhoti, in the Guro-Giorgitsminda ravine, Khoniskhori’s and also Atsuntis massive.