Mediterranean forests, woodlands and scrubs
A biome collectively harboring 10% of the Earth's plant species. Mediterranean forests, woodlands, and scrub is a biome generally characterized by dry summers and rainy winters, although in some areas rainfall may be uniform. Summers are typically hot in low-lying inland locations but can be cool near colder seas. Winters are typically mild to cool in low-lying locations but can be cold in inland and higher locations. All these ecoregions are highly distinctive, collectively harboring 10% of the Earth's plant species.