temperate and cold savannah

temperate and cold savannah

[¦tem·prət ən ¦kōld sə′van·ə]
(ecology)
A regional vegetation zone, very extensively represented in North America and in Eurasia at high altitudes; consists of scattered or clumped trees (very often conifers and mostly needle-leaved evergreens) and a shrub layer of varying coverage; mosses and, even more abundantly, lichens form an almost continuous carpet.