As the name of the biome suggests grasses dominate the vegetation found in temperate grasslands. Grasses of the
temperate grassland have adapted to cold temperatures, drought, and occasional fires. These grasses are known
as perennial grasses because of underground stems and buds these grasses are not easily destroyed by
fires. Examples of grasses in the temperate grasslands are Purple Needlegrass, Wild Oats, Foxtail, Ryegrass, Blue Grama Grass
and Buffalo Grass.
Blue Grama Grass
Blue Grama Grass is a tufted, perennial grass that grows in the North American temperate
grasslands during the warm seasons.
Purple Needle Grass is a native grass that was found in grasslands,
chaparral and oak woodlands from southern Baja to northern California.
Wild oats has replaced many of California's native perennial
The name "Foxtail" is applied to a number of grasses that have
bushy spikes of spikelets that resemble the tail of a fox.
Ryegrass is a low-growing grass that grows bunched together.
Buffalo Grass it grows primarily in the North American temperate
Temperate grasslands have more plant life than grass
There are actually some flowers that can found intemperate grasslands. Flowers that you might find are Asters, Blazing star, Coneflowers,
Goldenrods, Milkweed, Sunflowers and Wild Indigos.
The Blazing Star has a lean stalk with purple flowers growing from its
mid-section to the top. When it fully matures, it grows up to 2 feet in height.
Asters are daisy-like perennials with starry-shaped flower
Wild Indigos is a long-lived perennial with adaptations that enable a single plant to live
for decades in a single location.
A plant the invades open areas and which also forms a part of the grassland community.
Goldenrod is insect-pollinated.
Are bright perennials, some of which are used in herbal remedies.