Vegetation is general plant life an the grund cover providit bi plants. Vegetation haes na particular taxa, life furms, structur, spatial extent, or ony ither specific botanical or geografic characteristics. It is broader nor flora which refers exclusively tae species composeetion. Perhaps the closest synonym is plant community, but vegetation can, an eften does, refer tae a wider range o spatial scales nor that term does, includin scales as lairge as the global. Primeval reidwid forests, coastal mangrove stands, sphagnum bogs, desert soil crusts, roadside weed patches, wheat fields, cultivatit gairdens an lawns; aw are encompassed bi the term vegetation.