What is meant by natural vegetation? How do temperature and rainfall affect its distribution? Explain with examples.


The assemblage of plant species in an environment is known as Natural vegetation.

Temperature and rainfall affect the growth and distribution of vegetation.

Example: In the areas of heavy rainfall, the forests are thick and dense. As the rainfall decreases, the concentration of trees also reduces. Similarly in deserts where temperature remains high, Shrubs and short trees are found but in cold regions where temperature remains low, plants occur in patches in the form of mosses and lichens.