The most popular plants to be affected by climate change are those that have been known to thrive in harsh climates and that have a longer life span than other species, researchers said Wednesday.
The University of Maryland and University of Michigan researchers conducted a survey of more than 1,000 plants and found that a broad range of plant species have been found to be resilient to the impacts of climate change.
Researchers found that plants with green leaves, such as cacti, will recover quickly and can withstand temperatures of -20 degrees Fahrenheit (-4 degrees Celsius).
Researchers also found that many plant species are tolerant to temperatures below -30 degrees Fahrenheit ( -8 degrees Celsius), which could be particularly important in areas that are warming.
The researchers also found some species are particularly resilient to extremes in water temperatures, which can be particularly difficult for other plants.
While some species will lose a few leaves, others may be able to survive the changes without losing any of their leaves.
Researchers said these findings could help inform how climate change is affecting plants and their communities.
While many plants may be affected, it is not known which species will be the most resilient.
In some cases, the plants are very similar to one another, researchers noted.
The scientists surveyed more than 10,000 plant species across 17 different regions and found a range of different plant species.