The coast of Peru is usually barren apart from some cacti that grow there. The river valleys also contain unique plant life. The highlands above the tree-line is known as puna, where bushes, cactus, and drought resistant plants extend up the zone of snow-capped mountains.
The very wet Amazon Rainforest contains useful lumber and resins. It also has a wide variety of strange canopy plants and palm trees.
On the lower slopes of the Andes are steep-sided cloud forests. Here you’ll find moss, orchids, and bromeliads.