Areas vegetated with various mixtures of grasses, forbs, and short woody species
areas dominated by grasses and with few or no trees
A biome dominated by grasses. Most grasslands have semiarid climates.
a biome in which grasses are the major species (e.g., steppe, prairie, savanna).
An ecosystem dominated by species of grass. (Found where average precipitation is insufficient to support growth of shrublands or forest.)
land covered with long grass and low-growing herbs; Climates, Ecology, Parks, First Humans
a large, usually flat tract of land with some scattered bushes but few trees. Grasslands have different names on different continents, including pampas, prairie, steppe, and veldt.
A plant community containing mostly grasses and other short plants, but few shrubs or trees.
land where grass or grasslike vegetation grows and is the dominant form of plant life
a grassy, windy, partly-dry biome, African Elephant The African Elephant is the largest land animal
a grassy, windy, partly-dry biome, asea of grass
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a grassy, windy, site members have access to a banner-ad-free version of the site, with print-friendly pages
a grassy, windy, The Asian Elephantis an endangered species
a habitat where most of the plants are grasses
an ecosystem that is home to grasses, wild flowers, desert shrubs, and occasional trees
Ecosystem whose dominant species is grass. Found in regions where average precipitation is not great enough to support the growth of shrublands or forest.
A biome whose main vegetation is grass or grasslike plants reenhouse A structure, usually made of glass or clear plastic, that provides a protected, controlled environment for raising plants indoors
Land on which the vegetation is dominated by grasses.
an area, usually extensive, dominated by grasses
a region where the dominant plant form is grasses. There are distinct rainy and dry seasons.
A predominately grassed area of land where there is not enough rainfall to support a forest.
A community in which grasses predominate; tree are either altogether absent or present in relatively small number.
vegetation dominated by perennial graminoid plants.
Biome found in regions where moderate annual average precipitation (25-76 centimeters, or 10-30 inches) is enough to support the growth of grass and small plants but not enough to support large stands of trees. Compare desert, forest.
Areas in which grass is the primary, natural vegetataion. The two main categories of grassland are: temperate grasslands and tropical grasslands.
Region in which the climate is dry for long periods of the summer, and freezes in the winter. Grasslands are characterized by grasses and other erect herbs, usually without trees or shrubs. Grasslands occur in the dry temperate interiors of continents, and first appeared in the Miocene.
A grassland is a grassy, windy, partly-dry biome, a sea of grass. Almost one-fourth of the Earth's land area is grassland. In many areas, grasslands separate forests from deserts. Deep-rooted grasses dominate the flora in a grassland; there are very few trees and shrubs in a grassland, less than one tree per acre. There are many different words for grassland environments around the world, including savannas, pampas, campos, plains, steppes, prairies and veldts.
About one fifth of the Earth's land once had a cover of grass. Grasslands stretch between forests and deserts. Near the forests where rainfall is abundant, trees grow intermixed with tall grasses. As the grasslands stretch away from the forests, the rain decreases and soil conditions change. Then come stretches of treeless tall grass. In semiarid regions near deserts grow short, or bunch, grasses
Grasslands are very generally open and continuous, fairly flat area of grass. Grasslands are often located between temperate forests at high latitudes and deserts at subtropical latitudes. Grasses vary in size from 2.1 m (7 ft) tall with roots extending down into the soil 1.8 m (6 ft), to the short grasses only a few mm. tall.