How are Climate and Vegetation Related?

Climate and vegetation work in harmony. They each depend on and affect the other greatly. Plants absorb energy and release water vapor – both of these processes affect weather patterns. Through transpiration, plants play a part in controlling humidity and temperature of the area around them.

Climate also affects vegetation. In areas with consistently warm temperatures and high rainfall, forests are abundant. In areas with low amounts of rainfall, there are fewer trees, and prairies or grasslands are more common.

In areas with large amounts of agriculture or development, climates and weather patterns may be affected by changes to the natural environment. When vegetation is removed from an area, humidity decreases and rainfall may diminish.

As you can see, climate and vegetation are closely intertwined, so we encourage you to take a look around when you visit a new place with a very different climate, and check out the unique plants of that area!

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