north temperate zone


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north temperate zone

[′nȯrth ′tem·prət ‚zōn]
(climatology)
That part of the earth between the Tropic of Cancer and the Arctic Circle.
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Phylogenetic studies based on chloroplast DNA result in a strongly supported tree showing that terrestrial species of Huperzia from the north temperate zone are basal to two large neotropical and paleotropical clades comprising primarily epiphytic species (Wikstrom et al., 1999, Wikstrom & Kenrick 2000).
Feature Integrated Green (#58) Red (#25A) North polar region 4.4[+ or -]0.4 4.2[+ or -]0.1 4.3[+ or -]0.3 North temperate zone 3.3[+ or -]0.3 3.4[+ or -]0.3 3.3[+ or -]0.2 North temperate belt 4.0[+ or -]0.3 3.9[+ or -]0.1 3.9[+ or -]0.1 North tropical zone 2.9[+ or -]0.3 3.0[+ or -]0.3 2.9[+ or -]0.3 North equatorial belt 5.0[+ or -]0.4 4.6[+ or -]0.4 4.6[+ or -]0.3 Equatorial zone 2.5[+ or -]0.3 2.7[+ or -]0.2 2.8[+ or -]0.3 Crape band 5.8[+ or -]0.5 6.2[+ or -]0.8 5.8[+ or -]0.5 Feature BAA North polar region 3.9 North temperate zone 3.0 North temperate belt 3.7 North tropical zone 2.8 North equatorial belt 4.7 Equatorial zone 1.8 Crape band -- TABLE 2.
The meaning of the ancient Roman month name Aprilis is uncertain, but it might be related to the Latin word apertum--an aperture or opening--because this is the time of year that leaves and flowers open in many parts of Earth's north temperate zone. Those plants need rain.
While these clubs are virtually in all geographic areas of the planet, of most interest to we prairie gardeners are those of the North Temperate zone. Membership in North American, European and Asian clubs diversify and increase our knowledge of plants, their habitats, and our collections of plants through the seed exchange.

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