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Which factors affect the type of vegetation that a region is able to support?

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The world has many different environments, and all of them have their owns kinds of vegetation, or plants. We have deserts, mountains, tundra, evergreen (or coniferous) forests, deciduous forests, wetlands and everything in between. But what makes those areas what they are? Today we're going to talk about the regional and local factors that affect the vegetation in an area. Temperature is a major regional factor that affects vegetation. Some areas are cold, and some are hot. And some vegetation is just more suited to a particular temperature than others. If you were to take most plants at the Equator and place them at the North Pole, they would die, and the same is true if you took arctic plants and placed them where it's hot.

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