Plant Life:
    Grasses, small forbs (such as wildflower that grows with the grasses), prairie clover, salvia, oats, wheat, barley, coneflowers, asters, spoilages (goldenrods), vetches, Indian blankets, shrubs, and trees. The most common grasses include blue gamma grass, buffalo grass, and Johnson grass. Grasses vary in size from 7 feet tall with roots extending down into the soil 6 feet, to the short grasses growing to a height of only 8 to 10 inches tall.

 The Konza tall grass prairie in the Flint hills of Kansas.                                  Grass in the sunset.


Young baobab trees stand silhouetted in the sunset on the Bandiagara Escarpment in Mali.