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Mixed grass prairie around the Afterbay near Fort Smith, Montana
Mixed grass prairie in relation to the Great Plains
  Mixed grass prairie

A mixed-grass prairie is an ecotone located between the tallgrass prairies and shortgrass prairies. The mixed-grass prairie is richer in ecological diversity than either the tall- or shortgrass prairie. The mixed-grass prairie occurs in the central portion of the Great Plains, varying in width from central Texas in the United States up into southeastern Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan in Canada.[1]


  1. ^ G. E. Wickens: Ecophysiology of economic plants in arid and semi-arid lands p.76