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Jim Howell
short dry grass

14" (360 mm) semi- to highly brittle cold steppe in western Colorado, U.S.A. This area was grazed heavily in mid-June during peak growth . I took the photo in October, after decent summer rain but only 5-6" (130-150 mm) new growth. These plants are not recovered. Grazing them a second time in the same growing season would result in widespread overgrazing as well as the removal of lots of valuable litter-making material.