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Climate Change and Seed Distribution

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The ranges of many species of plants in the Northern Hemisphere are predicted to move northwards as the global climate warms in the coming decades.

The plants that are likely to spread their ranges northwards first are those with seeds that

A

are heavy and germinate in close proximity to the parent plant.

B

are easily and widely dispersed by wind.

C

contain large, food rich endosperms.

D

become viable after exposure to fire.