The most common types of plants found in temperate grassland biomes are grasses and wildflowers, with trees and large shrubs also being present but very rare. Common types of grasses found in these biomes are ryegrass, wild oats, foxtail, purple needle grass and buffalo grass. Wildflowers, such as, sunflowers, blazing stars, clovers, asters and wild indigo are often very abundant in grassland biomes.
Temperate grassland biomes are found in North America, South Africa, Russia and in many other parts of the world. The soil in temperate grassland biomes is very rich and dark, but is not always high in nutrients. The grasses and wildflowers growing in temperate grassland biomes are a source of food for animals like antelope, gophers, prairie dogs, birds and bison.