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EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > DECIDUOUS VEGETATION

Definition:
Deciduous vegetation is vegetation that sheds its leaves each year in the
fall. Maple, oak, black cherry, and beech trees are examples. The loss of
leaves in the fall is believed to be an adaptation that greatly reduces
evaporation at a time when the supply of liquid water is limited.  


Reference:
Chiras, Daniel D. 1998. Environmental Science. A Systems Approach to
Sustainable Development. Wadsworth Publishing Company. Belmont, California.