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Cultural Grassland

Photos: salicicola.com

 

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Overview

A human created and maintained open community dominated by grasses, normally maintained by mowing; primarily of conservation interest for the grassland bird community.

A grassland community that generally occurs on sand or other droughty, low nutrient soils. Surroundings, in many areas include Pitch pine / Scrub oak communities. Many small airports with surrounding grasslands were built on sand plains. Pastures and hayfields occur in all areas, and surroundings reflect the regional variations. Pastures and hayfields provide different habitats, and support different species of plants and animals.

Photos credit to salicicola.com (unless otherwise noted). Natural communities information extracted from the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program (NHESP). NHESP's Cultural Grassland natural community page.

 

SEMPBA Archives: Cultural Grassland

 

Species Name

timothy (Phleum pratense)

orchard grass (Dactylis glomerata)

smooth brome (Bromus inermis)

redtop (Agrostis gigantea)

 

timothy (Phleum pratense)
timothy (Phleum pratense)
timothy (Phleum pratense)
timothy (Phleum pratense)
orchard grass (Dactylis glomerata)
orchard grass (Dactylis glomerata)
orchard grass (Dactylis glomerata)
orchard grass (Dactylis glomerata)
smooth brome (Bromus inermis)
smooth brome (Bromus inermis)
smooth brome (Bromus inermis)
smooth brome (Bromus inermis)
redtop (Agrostis gigantea)
redtop (Agrostis gigantea)
redtop (Agrostis gigantea)