• Plants of natural origin inevitably congregate:
1) on sites that can provide the soil, water, and climate necessary for them to thrive
2) among other plants that contribute to and/or do not threaten their existence.
• Consequently, a different group of plants will occur naturally in each area that differs in soil type and fertility, water availability, and climate.
• These groups, or plant associations and the smaller plant communities responding to variations within them define the natural botanical identity of each place on the planet.
• And though they are naturally consistent within their core, their perimeters merge, resulting in the seamless tapestry of richness and diversity that Nature is.