Grassland

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The Grasslands Biome (World’s Biomes, University of California Museum of Paleontology)
Grasslands (National Geographic)

Dictionary

grassland : an ecological community in which the characteristic plants are grasses — Webster

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Grasslands are areas where the vegetation is dominated by grasses (Poaceae); however, sedge (Cyperaceae) and rush (Juncaceae) families can also be found along with variable proportions of legumes, like clover, and other herbs. Grasslands occur naturally on all continents except Antarctica. Grasslands are found in most ecoregions of the Earth. For example, there are five terrestrial ecoregion classifications (subdivisions) of the temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands biome (ecosystem), which is one of eight terrestrial ecozones of the Earth’s surface. — Wikipedia

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Grassland (Wolfram Alpha)

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