Prairie Plant Communities

Prairie Plant Communities are more complex and interesting than assumed. Differing from pastures in terms of their specie composition; where the pasture hosts 1-2 grasses and some clover, the prairie hosts approximately 10 grasses in a given area, as well as between 100 - 200 flowering plants. The plants in the prairie community blend together and cooperate, in terms of what they take from the sun and the wind, and what they give and take from the soil. Grasslands are admirable: they work with the soil, protecting it from the elements and then giving minerals back through the plants' natural death in winter.

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