Extras  Study Guide

Chapter 3 The Geography of Grass
  1. The rain shadow cast by the prevailing westerlies results in a pattern of precipation that supports a diverse array of biomes.
  2. Periodic fires keep woody trees from taking hold in the grasslands.
  3. Prairies are populated by herbaceous grasses and forbs that undergo photosynthesis to provide the base of the food chain.
  4. Prairie plants as well as animals are adapted to periods of drought.
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