Chamaephytes - Classes of Life Form
The perennating buds and organs are borne on shoots close to but just above the ground. The buds receive protection from fallen leaves and snow cover.
Figure: Raunkiaer's Life Forms: a)Phanerophytes, b)Chamaephytes, c) Hemicryptophytes, d) Cryptophytes, and e) Therophytes
These life forms include creepy, woody plants and herbs. These plants are typical of cool dry climate that is the arctic and alpine regions.