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In Lethbridge, the vegetation continuous throughout the coulees. It is wild grass (fescue) which habitates the area. Unfortunately, much of it gets plowed under every year to farmland. The area does not receive enough moisture (naturally) for trees to grow, so shrubs and the grasses are able to grow. In the lush river valley, trees are able to grow. The cottonwood species of tree are what dominate the area, due to adequate moisture.
Cacti and wildrose bushes grow on the coulees since these are very hardy plants. They do not need much moisture to survive and they are low enough to the ground to at least get some protection from the wind.
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