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What is a grassland?

The biome, grassland is defined as land on which grass or low green plants are the main vegetation. They are easily recognizable by large expanses of grass that stretch on for miles. Another known term for grasslands is plains. Plains usually have less common and taller grass.


Here you can see the grassland biome labeled in every continent except Antarctica. In North America, it stays in the central of the United States. In Mexico, it says towards the middle and stretches from east to west. In South America, It is in north Brazil, all down the west coast, and along a bit of the east coast. In Europe, it stretches over most of Spain and most of the south-east area. In Asia, it covers a lot of central Russia. In Africa, It is only in the north coast and a small portion of South Africa. In Australia, it covers most of the middle except for two spots.

Biome Climate

Abiotic factors are the parts of a biome that are not living things. These include the temperature, rainfall, and geographical position. The average rainfall for the biome is 81 centimeters every year. The average temerature for the year is 54 degrees Fahrenheit. It evens out to 54 degrees because of very cold winters, but is the evened out by a hot summer.The average precipitation is because of precipitation being left by the polar currents of winter all falls down in summer causing heavy rain during summer.

So Important

The grasslands is just a large front yard for the world, right? Well actually, it supports some of the most important herbs and plants for medical uses.

Oh No, FIRE!

Well, it seems bad it has to be done whether it's naturally or unnaturally done because if its not then the trees over grow and it becomes a forest. To stop this from happening, they make a controlled fire to burn down any old trees and large shrubs.

Are there any other plants than grass?

Herbs and flowers grow quite abundantly, but trees don't grow in the grasslands very much because of the soil being very dry. If trees do grow, they are likely to not last long because of the eratic climates causeing forest fires and droughts.