An extensive tract of level or rolling land, destitute of trees, covered with coarse grass, and usually characterized by a deep, fertile soil. They abound throughout the Mississippi valley, between the Alleghanies and the Rocky mountains.
A plant community dominated by a diversity of perennial, herbaceous plants growing between a majority of grasses, and forming a dry flammable turf in autumn. Prairie communities are categorized by soil conditions into dry (sandy or shallow hilltop soils), mesic (medium wetness) and wet prairies (poorly drained soils). Often characterized by very deep rooted plants. Prairie vegetation also consists of shallow-rooted species, some with widely spreading root systems.
area dominated by grasses on mineral soil. Trees may be present, but less than 10% of the area has a tree canopy. Four natural communities: fine-textured-soil prairie, sand prairie, gravel prairie, dolomite prairie.
To dream of a prairie, denotes that you will enjoy ease, and even luxury and unobstructed progress. An undulating prairie, covered with growing grasses and flowers, signifies joyous happenings. A barren prairie, represents loss and sadness through the absence of friends. To be lost on one, is a sign of sadness and ill luck.
A flat or gently undulating plain that is grassy and generally treeless; specifically, such an area in southern Canada and the northern and central United States where it extends from the foothills of the Rocky Mountains to about 88°W longitude. Its climate, with light summer rains and high summer temperatures, is highly favorable for the growth of cereals, but there is a considerable risk of drought especially in certain portions, where a semiarid climate ( steppe climate) prevails. The prairie is similar, but not completely analogous, to the steppe regions of Europe and Asia.