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plant community

A plant community (sometimes "phytocoenosis" or "phytocenosis") is a collection or association of plant species within a designated geographical unit, which forms a relatively uniform patch, distinguishable from neighboring patches of different vegetation types. The components of each plant community are influenced by soil type, topography, climate and human disturbance. In many cases there are several soil types within a given phytocoenosis. A plant community can be described floristically (the species it contains) and/or physiognomically (its physical structure). For example, a forest (a community of trees) includes the overstory, or upper tree layer of the canopy, as well as the understory, further subdivided into the shrub layer, herbaceous layer, and sometimes also moss layer. In some cases of complex forests there is also a well-defined lower tree layer. A plant community is similar in concept to a vegetation type, with the former having more of an emphasis on the ecological association of species within it, and the latter on overall appearance by which it is readily recognized by a layperson. A plant community can be rare even if none of the major species defining it are rare. This is because it is the association of species and relationship to their environment that may be rare. An example is the Sycamore Alluvial Woodland in California dominated by the California sycamore Platanus racemosa.
Red canyon in the USA. - Red canyon in the USA.
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Red canyon in the USA.

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On the upper Nile - On the upper Nile near Aswan.
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On the upper Nile

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Nice guy - Dove on the windowsill
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Nice guy

Added 10 days ago by Maria 47

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Azores landscape. - Landscape of the Portuguese Azores.
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Azores landscape.

Added 10 days ago by Zeta

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Scotland landscape. - Meadow in the Scottish landscape.
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Scotland landscape.

Added 2 weeks ago by Zeta

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After storm - landscape after the storm, felled trees
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After storm

Added 2 weeks ago by Mila

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Brook in the meadow - A brook flows
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Brook in the meadow

Added 3 weeks ago by Maria 47

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Mysterious forest - Forest in Germany in Westphalia, a tourist route
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Mysterious forest

Added 3 weeks ago by Maria 47

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Sunken boats. - The boats sunk in the lake.
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Sunken boats.

Added 3 weeks ago by Zeta

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By the lake. - By the lake at sunset.
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By the lake.

Added 3 weeks ago by Zeta

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In the summer garden. - In the summer garden by the pond.
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In the summer garden.

Added month ago by Zeta

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Sunbeds on the pier. - Sun loungers on the pier by the pond.
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Sunbeds on the pier.

Added month ago by Zeta

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A powerful tree. - Big tree in the park.
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A powerful tree.

Added month ago by Mila

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Lonely birches - Meadow and birches at the edge of the grove
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Lonely birches

Added month ago by Maria 47

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Norway - central Norway Arnafjord
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Norway

Added month ago by lidka

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Descent to the beach. - Sandy descent to the beach.
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Descent to the beach.

Added 2 months ago by Zeta

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Boats on the canal. - Colorful boats on the canal.
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Boats on the canal.

Added 2 months ago by Zeta

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Bryce Canyon. USA. - Tree in Bryce Canyon. USA.
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Bryce Canyon. USA.

Added 2 months ago by Zeta

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Funny bridge. - Funny bridge in the forest.
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Funny bridge.

Added 2 months ago by Zeta

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View - Palm trees from the Mediterranean
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View

Added 2 months ago by ella

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A boat among seaweed. - A boat among seaweed.
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A boat among seaweed.

Added 2 months ago by Zeta

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Animals. - A lions resting on the tree.
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Animals.

Added 2 months ago by Grażyna

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The tropics are great - Palm trees, the ocean is something everyone likes
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The tropics are great

Added 2 months ago by Katua

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waiting family - family waiting for the van in the desert
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waiting family

Added 2 months ago by Ale

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BAJKOWY VIEW - Summer, vacation, rest
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BAJKOWY VIEW

Added 3 months ago by ada

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BAJKOWY VIEW - Summer, vacation, rest
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BAJKOWY VIEW

Added 3 months ago by ada

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BAJKOWY VIEW - Summer, vacation, rest
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BAJKOWY VIEW

Added 3 months ago by ada

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Grand Canyon - big canyon, lonely tree
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Grand Canyon

Added 3 months ago by sandra

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Scandinavian houses. - Scandinavian houses.
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Scandinavian houses.

Added 3 months ago by Zeta

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After the storm - An image after the August storm
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After the storm

Added 3 months ago by Michalina

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Chojnik Castle - Chojnik Castle during the summer break.
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Chojnik Castle

Added 3 months ago by Michalina

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Kayaks on the pier. - Kayaks on the pier. Canada.
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Kayaks on the pier.

Added 3 months ago by Zeta

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two trees - two trees against the sky
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two trees

Added 3 months ago by sandra

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Beach in Seychelles. - Beach in Seychelles. Indian Ocean.
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Beach in Seychelles.

Added 3 months ago by Zeta

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BAJKOWY VIEW - Leave, rest, relax
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BAJKOWY VIEW

Added 3 months ago by ada

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