meadow steppe

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A variant of Eurasian steppe adjacent to the forest to the north, and comprised primarily of various sod-forming grasses and subordinate tussock grasses. The grasses grow to over a metre, and associated with them are broad-leaved flowering herbs, the whole giving a meadow-like aspect in summer. Meadow steppe has long been greatly reduced in extent by agricultural practices.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry — Ecology and Conservation.

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