Approximation 1900 plants growing.Many are used for medicinal purposes and can only be found in the Himalayas. AS the climate can be harsh in the Himalayas, plants are usually found fairly close to the land and has a short growing season. Some examples of natural vegetation: pine and fir trees, bamboo plants(found at the lowest part of Himalayas and typically grows in a forest environment). At a slightly higher land, alpine scrubs and other shrubs and bushes are found. At an even higher ground alpine scrubs can still be found, but more limited plants and vegetation like lichen and moss are contained at higher zones of the Himalayas.