Contents 1 Climate 2 Flora 3 Fauna 4 See also 5 References

Climate[edit] The Northern tall grasslands have a humid continental climate with moderate precipitation, usually between 450-700mm. Winters here are very cold, with a mean winter temperature of −12.5 °C (9.5 °F), and summers are warm, with a mean temperature of 16 °C (61 °F). The ecoregion's mean annual temperature is 2.5 °C (36 °F).[2]

Flora[edit] Dominant grasses include big bluestem (Andropogon gerardi), switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) and Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans). In wetter areas, trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides) and bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa) can be found.[2]

Fauna[edit] Like other North American prairie ecoregions, the Northern tall grasslands once supported large herds of bison (Bison bison) and elk (Cervus canadensis), which were hunted by the gray wolf (Canis lupus) and coyote (Canis latrans). All of these save for the coyote have been largely eliminated from the region, though the bison and wolf are recovering. Other, more common species in the ecoregion include white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), rabbit (Sylvilagus spp.), ground squirrel (Spermophilus spp.) and large populations of waterfowl.

See also[edit] Prairie Tallgrass prairie Manitoba Tall Grass Prairie Preserve Temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands

References[edit] ^ a b c d Hoekstra, J. M.; Molnar, J. L.; Jennings, M.; Revenga, C.; Spalding, M. D.; Boucher, T. M.; Robertson, J. C.; Heibel, T. J.; Ellison, K. (2010). Molnar, J. L., ed. The Atlas of Global Conservation: Changes, Challenges, and Opportunities to Make a Difference. University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-26256-0.  ^ a b c "Northern tall grasslands". Terrestrial Ecoregions. World Wildlife Fund. Retrieved 2010-08-20.  Retrieved from "" Categories: Temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublandsTemperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands in the United StatesEcoregions of CanadaEcoregions of the United StatesGrasslands of the North American Great PlainsFlora of the Plains-Midwest (United States)Flora of the Great Plains (North America)Flora of the Canadian PrairiesFlora of ManitobaFlora of North DakotaPlant communities of MinnesotaNearctic ecozoneGrasslands of MinnesotaGrasslands of North DakotaGrasslands of South Dakota

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