Plants also need to adapt to their environment. Grasses can survive fires because they start growing from deep down so when the stem is burned off then it can grow again. Grasses have long roots and they can store water supply for long times because droughts are common. They also have long roots for animals not to pull out the whole plant.
Milkweed is a flexible plant. It can grow in dry, wet, moist, cold or hot conditions. Milkweed has flexible stems so that if it is a windy day, the stem doesn't break. It has fuzzy leaves so that it can sustain water and it reflects the sun's rays so that it minimizes the evaporation. It is poisonous and therefore doesn't get eaten by any animal. Milkweed can grow in sand.
Big Blue Grass
This plant is strong. It can survive through very cold winters and a couple fires to grow again. This plant has deep roots so if it gets trampled on or eaten by other animals, it will be able to grow again. If there is a fire then the bottom part is the only part to survive. This grass is the tallest grass in the temperate grassland. It grows from 3 to 12 feet tall. It's roots are very organized. They are 4 to 8 feet deep to get the water. This helps the plant survive droughts. This plant has flexible stems so that the wind won't break it.
Tumbleweed can grow in almost every soil. When the tumbleweed is fully grown, it detaches itself from the ground and lets the wind carry it around. While it is doing this, it lets go of its seeds and spreads them around the grassland.