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what is nature ?

Nature, in the broadest sense, is equivalent to implies a distinction between the natural and pride in their individual arrays of characteristic
the natural world, physical universe, material the artificial, with the latter being understood flora, which can vary widely across the globe
world or material universe. “Nature” refers to as that which has been brought into being by a due to differences in climate and terrain.
the phenomena of the physical world, and human or human-like consciousness or mind. Regional floras commonly are divided
also to life in general. The term generally does The distinction between plant and animal life is into categories such as native flora and
not include manufactured objects and human not sharply drawn, with some categories of life agricultural and garden flora, the latter of
interaction unless qualified in ways such as, that stand between or across the two. Originally which are intentionally grown and cultivated.
e.g., “human nature” or “the whole of nature”. Aristotle divided all living things between plants, Some types of “native flora” actually have
Within the various uses of the word today, which generally do not move, and animals. In been introduced centuries ago by people
“nature” may refer to the general realm of Linnaeus’ system, these became the Kingdoms migrating from one region or continent to

various types of living plants and animals, and Vegetabilia and Animalia. Since then, it has another, and become an integral part of the
in some cases to the processes associated with become clear that the Plantae as originally native, or natural flora of the place to which
inanimate objects – the way that particular defined included several unrelated groups, they were introduced. This is an example of
types of things exist and change of their own and the fungi and several groups of algae how human interaction with nature can blur
accord, such as the weather and geology were removed to new kingdoms. However, the boundary of what is considered nature.
of the Earth, and the matter and energy of these are still often considered plants in many Another category of plant has historically been
which all these things are composed. It is often contexts. Bacterial life is sometimes included carved out for weeds. Though the term has fallen
taken to mean the “natural environment” in flora, and some classifications use the term into disfavor among botanists as a formal way to
or wilderness – wild animals, rocks, forest, bacterial flora separately from plant flora. categorize “useless” plants, the informal use of
beaches, and in general those things that Among the many ways of classifying plants the word “weeds” to describe those plants that
have not been substantially altered by human are by regional floras, which, depending on are deemed worthy of elimination is illustrative
intervention, or which persist despite human the purpose of study, can also include fossil of the general tendency of people and societies
intervention. This more traditional concept of flora, remnants of plant life from a previous era. to seek to alter or shape the course of nature.
natural things which can still be found today People in many regions and countries take great