12 terms

Earth's Vegetation

Geography chapter 2.5
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ice cap
permanent ice and snow; no plant life
tundra
treeless plain with grasses, mosses, and scrubs adapted to a cold climate
desert
arid region with few plants
desert scrub
small trees, bushes and other plants adapted to a dry climate
temperate grassland
short and tall grasses adapted to cool climates
tropical grassland
grasses and scattered trees adapted to a tropical wet and dry climate
chaparral
small trees and bushes adapted to a Mediterranean climate
deciduous forest
trees with broad, flat leaves that are shed before winter
mixed forest
a mix of coniferous and deciduous trees
coniferous forest
evergreen trees with needles and cones
broadleaf evergreen forest
tall trees with large leaves that remain green all year
highlands
vegetation varies with latitude and elevation

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