The earth is a home for many creatures. The animals in the ecosystem are dependent on each other for their survival, this is known as the food chain process. Temperate grasslands are composed of a rich mix of grasses and forbs and underlain by some of the world's most fertile soils. Since the development of the steel plow most have been converted to agricultural lands. The Temperate grasslands are found in the middle of the continents. Grasses dominate temperate grasslands. Trees and large shrubs are rarely found in grassland areas. There are many species of grasses that live in this bio-mes including purple needle grass, wild oats, rye grass, and buffalo grass. Many animals munch on these grasses, but they survive because the growth point on the grasses is very close to the ground. Popular flowers that you might find growing on grasslands are asters, blazing stars, sunflowers, clovers, and wild indigo's.