Grasslands, also called prairies in North America, are dry, wide open spaces that support a wide diversity of plant life—mainly grasses and wildflowers—and the animals that depend on them.

Plants

Scientific Name Common Name EOL Web Address Additional Resources
Andropogon gerardii Big Bluestem https://eol.org/pages/1114204 https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=ANGE
Bouteloua gracilis Blue Grama https://eol.org/pages/49910168 https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=BOGR2
Panicum virgatum Switchgrass https://eol.org/pages/1114474 https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=PAVI2
Schizachyrium scoparium Little Bluestem https://eol.org/pages/1115153 https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=SCSC
Asclepias tuberosa Butterfly Weed https://eol.org/pages/581278 https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=ASTU
Callirhoe involucrata Purple Poppy Mallow https://eol.org/pages/584466 https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=CAIN2
Eragrostis spectabilis Purple Lovegrass https://eol.org/pages/1114347 https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=ERSP

Animals 

Scientific Name Common Name EOL Web Address Additional Resources
Circus hudsonius Northern Harrier https://eol.org/pages/45511398 https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/northern-harrier
Bison bison Bison https://eol.org/pages/328109 https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Bison_bison/