Grasslands are found all over the world. They are large and flat. They are usually covered in grass. Plants and animals live on grasslands. Learn more about this habitat.
In the MiddleGERRI WHITLEY —GETTY IMAGES
Grasslands get more rain than deserts do. They get less rain than forests. Grasslands are found between deserts and forests.
More than GrassDEAN_FIKAR—GETTY IMAGES
Grasslands grow all kinds of plants. Wildflowers grow there. Bushes do too. Sometimes, there are trees.
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Grasslands can get extreme weather. Dust storms and tornadoes happen. Wind and dry weather can lead to wildfires.
Farms for FoodXUANYU HAN—GETTY IMAGES
Grasslands are used as farmland. They can be used as pasture for animals. Or they can be used to raise crops for people.
Where in the World?SERGIO PITAMITZ—VWPICS/UNIVERSAL IMAGES GROUP/GETTY IMAGES
In Africa, grasslands are called savannas. In Asia and Europe, they are called steppes. In the United States, they are called prairies.