Vegetation Regions (Plain-Language Summary)
Canada has seven primary vegetation regions, in addition to the marine fauna found along the country’s coasts. Each region is characterized by distinct plant communities. The plants in each region are mostly determined by climate. Other factors that determine which plants grow in which region include geology, soil composition and erosion, water drainage patterns and human interference.
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