Tallgrass prairie flora (Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie)
Extent of temperate grasslands, savannas and shrublands
Prairie grasses
Wheatfield intersection in the Southern Saskatchewan prairies, Canada.
Prairie Homestead, Milepost 213 on I-29, South Dakota (May 2010).
Sawgrass prairie in Everglades
Expansive fertile soil are good habitats for Prairie dogs.
View of sand dunes and vegetation at Fossil Lake, with the Christmas Valley Sand Dunes Feb. 21, 2017.

Prairies are ecosystems considered part of the temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands biome by ecologists, based on similar temperate climates, moderate rainfall, and a composition of grasses, herbs, and shrubs, rather than trees, as the dominant vegetation type.

- Prairie

The habitat type is known as prairie in North America, pampas in South America, veld in Southern Africa and steppe in Asia.

- Temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Tallgrass prairie flora (Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie)

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Two types of steppes

Steppe

Ecoregion characterized by grassland plains without trees apart from those near rivers and lakes.

Ecoregion characterized by grassland plains without trees apart from those near rivers and lakes.

Two types of steppes
The Eurasian Steppe Belt (in on the map), a path of passage for cultures – a possible origin for the Indo-European languages, the domesticated horse, the wheel and chariot
Steppe in Mongolia
Steppe in Kazakhstan
Steppe in Turkey
Steppe in Ukraine
Steppe in Russia
Southern Siberian steppe: windbreaker trees in the wintertime
Cold Patagonian steppe near Fitz Roy, Argentina
Prairie in Alberta, Canada
Sagebrush steppe in northeastern Nevada along US 93

the temperate grasslands, savannas and shrublands biome

Another large steppe area (prairie) is located in the central United States, western Canada and northern part of Mexico.

Poaceae

Large and nearly ubiquitous family of monocotyledonous flowering plants commonly known as grasses.

Large and nearly ubiquitous family of monocotyledonous flowering plants commonly known as grasses.

Inflorecence scheme and floral diagram. 1 – glume, 2 – lemma, 3 – awn, 4 – palea, 5 – lodicules, 6 – stamens, 7 – ovary, 8 – styles.
Grass flowers
A kangaroo eating grass
Wind-blown grass in the Valles Caldera in New Mexico, United States
Setaria verticillata from Panicoideae
A lawn in front of a building
The gray area is the cricket pitch currently in use. Parallel to it are other pitches in various states of preparation which could be used in other matches.
Grass-covered house in Iceland
Typical grass seen in meadows
Leaves of Poa trivialis showing the ligules
Bamboo stem and leaves, nodes are evident
A Chasmanthium latifolium spikelet
Wheat spike and spikelet
Spikelet opened to show caryopsis
Harestail grass
Grass
Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
Roots of Bromus hordeaceus
Barley mature spikes (Hordeum vulgare)
Illustration depicting both staminate and pistillate flowers of maize (Zea mays)
A grass flower head (meadow foxtail) showing the plain-coloured flowers with large anthers.
Anthers detached from a meadow foxtail flower
Setaria verticillata, bristly foxtail
Setaria verticillata, bristly foxtail
Oryza sativa, Kerala, India

Grasslands such as savannah and prairie where grasses are dominant are estimated to constitute 40.5% of the land area of the Earth, excluding Greenland and Antarctica.

Grasses dominate certain biomes, especially temperate grasslands, because many species are adapted to grazing and fire.