SOIL & LANDFORM
Temperate grassland biomes are known for having soils that are rich with nutrients, in which the soil is deep and dark colored. Due to the growth and decay of deep, many branched grass roots. The soil holds the water for a long period of time, making the soil well drained. The upper layers of the soil are well-known for being the most fertile, due to the build up of many layers of dead branching stems and roots. This organic matter, provides a great food source for living plants. In turn, a great variety of plants can be found, due to well nourished soil. Grasses are the dominant vegetation. Unfortunately, trees and shrubs cannot be found due to factors such as fires, droughts, and grazing by large animals.