What is Central and Southern mixed grasslands? • Earth.com

What is Central and Southern mixed grasslands?

The Central and Southern mixed grasslands are a prairie ecoregion of the central United States, a portion of the North American Great Plains.

This is a vast grassland area with few trees running north to south from central Nebraska through central Kansas and western Oklahoma to north central Texas, covering about 282,000 square kilometers. This is a transition zone between the Central tall grasslands and Central forest-grasslands transition ecoregions towards the east and the Western short grasslands towards the west, while to the north lies the Northern mixed grasslands which have a cooler temperature and a much shorter growing season.

Image Caption: Approximate area of the Central and Southern Mixed Grasslands ecoregion. Credit: Cephas/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)

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