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Biodiversity the number of different species in an area
perennial a plant that has a life span of more than two years
annual a plant that completes its life cycle in one year
non-native species species that is NOT naturally found in an area
eutrophication nutrients that build up in a lake over time
pioneer species the first plants to populate an area
dominant vegetation the main organisms that control a site and grow in the largest numbers
climax community the group of organisms that can survive and thrive the best under the climate conditions of the area
humus decaying plant and animal material found in soil
loam soil that is a mix of san, clay and organic matter. This type of soil will absorb water and store moisture well
sand soil that contains large particles and feels coarse when wet or dry. Moisture penetrates easily, but does not retain it for long
clay soil that is made of very small particles which hold moisture well. can be easily compacted
Created by: AKaplan