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Grasslands are biomes covered in grass, other plants are rather rare. They are very similar to shrublands or savannas. The first few layers of grasslands are soil (possibly including an aquifer), which benefits above ground farming. These biomes contain fewer trees than forests, although they usually have enough to get by unless you need large amounts of wood for fuel. They usually have plenty of murky pools, and often have brooks or even rivers. They tend to have less ore than mountains, but as with any biome, you can find some if you dig down a few z-levels and look hard enough.

Grasslands come in temperate and tropical varieties. Temperate grasslands are notable as the only source of valley herbs.


More than enough grass for everyone. And then some.


Tile/Name Graphic Temperate grassland Tropical grassland
a Aardvark Aardvark sprite.png
a Adder Adder sprite.png
a Armadillo Armadillo sprite.png
b Badger Badger sprite.png
b Barn owl Barn owl sprite.png
b Buzzard Buzzard sprite.png
c Cavy Cavy sprite.png
c Cheetah Cheetah sprite.png
c Coyote Coyote sprite.png
e Eagle Eagle sprite.png
e Echidna Echidna sprite.png
E Elk Elk sprites anim.gif
g Gazelle Gazelle sprite.png
l Gray langur Gray langur sprite.png
o Great horned owl Great horned owl sprite.png
g Groundhog Groundhog sprite.png
h Hare Hare sprite.png
b Honey badger Honey badger sprite.png
H Horse Horse sprite.png
h Hyena Hyena sprite.png
i Ibex Ibex sprite.png
i Impala Impala sprite.png
j Jackal Jackal sprite.png
J Jaguar Jaguar sprite.png
k Kakapo Kakapo sprite.png
K Kangaroo Kangaroo sprite.png
k Kestrel Kestrel sprite.png
l Leopard Leopard sprite.png
L Lion Lion sprite anim.gif
M Monitor lizard Monitor lizard sprite.png
M Muskox Muskox sprite.png
o Ocelot Ocelot sprite.png
o Opossum Opossum sprite.png
O Ostrich Ostrich sprite anim.gif
p Pangolin Pangolin sprite.png
p Peregrine falcon Peregrine falcon sprite.png
p Porcupine Porcupine sprite.png
r Rabbit Rabbit sprite.png
r Raven Raven sprite.png
m Rhesus macaque Rhesus macaque sprite.png
R Rhinoceros Rhinoceros sprite.png
s Skunk Skunk sprite.png
v Vulture Vulture sprite.png
W Warthog Warthog sprite.png
W Wild boar Wild boar sprite.png
s White stork White stork sprite.png

In savage grasslands:

Tile/Name Graphic Temperate grassland Tropical grassland
a Aardvark man Aardvark man sprite.png
a Adder man Adder man sprite.png
a Armadillo man Armadillo man sprite.png
b Badger man Badger man sprite.png
b Barn owl man Barn owl man sprite.png
s Bark scorpion man Bark scorpion man sprite.png
b Bat man Bat man sprite.png
b Beetle man Beetle man sprite.png
b Bluejay man Bluejay man sprite.png
b Buzzard man Buzzard man sprite.png
c Cardinal man Cardinal man sprite.png
c Cheetah man Cheetah man sprite.png
c Cockatiel man Cockatiel man sprite.png
c Coyote man Coyote man sprite.png
c Crow man Crow man sprite.png
e Eagle man Eagle man sprite.png
e Echidna man Echidna man sprite.png
E Elk man Elk man sprites anim.gif
f Firefly man Firefly man sprite.png
f Fly man Fly man sprite.png
g Gazelle man Gazelle man sprite.png
A Giant aardvark Giant aardvark sprite.png
A Giant adder Giant adder sprite.png
A Giant armadillo Giant armadillo sprite.png
B Giant badger Giant badger sprite.png
B Giant barn owl Giant barn owl sprite.png
S Giant bark scorpion Giant bark scorpion sprite.png
B Giant beetle Giant beetle sprite.png
B Giant bluejay Giant bluejay sprite.png
B Giant buzzard Giant buzzard sprite.png
C Giant cardinal Giant cardinal sprite.png
C Giant cheetah Giant cheetah sprite.png
C Giant cockatiel Giant cockatiel sprite.png
C Giant coyote Giant coyote sprite.png
C Giant crow Giant crow sprite.png
E Giant eagle Giant eagle sprite.png
E Giant echidna Giant echidna sprite.png
E Giant elk Giant elk sprite.png
F Giant firefly Giant firefly sprite.png
F Giant fly Giant fly sprite.png
G Giant gazelle Giant gazelle sprite.png
G Giant grackle Giant grackle sprite.png
G Giant grasshopper Giant grasshopper sprite.png
L Giant gray langur Giant gray langur sprite.png
O Giant great horned owl Giant great horned owl sprite.png
G Giant groundhog Giant groundhog sprite.png
H Giant hamster Giant hamster sprite.png
H Giant hare Giant hare sprite.png
B Giant honey badger Giant honey badger sprite.png
H Giant hyena Giant hyena sprite.png
I Giant ibex Giant ibex sprite.png
I Giant impala Giant impala sprite.png
J Giant jackal Giant jackal sprite.png
J Giant jaguar Giant jaguar sprite.png
J Giant jumping spider Giant jumping spider sprite.png
K Giant kakapo Giant kakapo sprite.png
K Giant kangaroo Giant kangaroo sprite.png
K Giant kestrel Giant kestrel sprite.png
L Giant leopard Giant leopard sprite.png
L Giant lion Giant lion sprite.png
L Giant lizard Giant lizard sprite.png
L Giant louse Giant louse sprite.png
M Giant magpie Giant magpie sprite.png
M Giant mantis Giant mantis sprite.png
B Giant monarch butterfly Giant monarch butterfly sprite.png
M Giant monitor lizard Giant monitor lizard sprite.png
M Giant mosquito Giant mosquito sprite.png
M Giant moth Giant moth sprite.png
M Giant muskox Giant muskox sprite.png
O Giant ocelot Giant ocelot sprite.png
O Giant opossum Giant opossum sprite.png
O Giant ostrich Giant ostrich sprite.png
P Giant pangolin Giant pangolin sprite.png
P Giant parakeet Giant parakeet sprite.png
L Giant peach-faced lovebird Giant peach faced lovebird sprite.png
P Giant peregrine falcon Giant peregrine falcon sprite.png
P Giant porcupine Giant porcupine sprite.png
R Giant raven Giant raven sprite.png
M Giant rhesus macaque Giant rhesus macaque sprite.png
R Giant rhinoceros Giant rhinoceros sprite.png
R Giant roach Giant roach sprite.png
S Giant skink Giant skink sprite.png
S Giant skunk Giant skunk sprite.png
S Giant slug Giant slug sprite.png
S Giant snail Giant snail sprite.png
S Giant sparrow Giant sparrow sprite.png
T Giant thrips Giant thrips sprite.png
T Giant tick Giant tick sprite.png
V Giant vulture Giant vulture sprite.png
W Giant warthog Giant warthog sprite.png
W Giant wild boar Giant wild boar sprite.png
S Giant white stork Giant white stork sprite.png
W Giant wren Giant wren sprite.png
g Grackle man Grackle man sprite.png
g Grasshopper man Grasshopper man sprite.png
l Gray langur man Gray langur man sprite.png
o Great horned owl man Great horned owl man sprite.png
g Groundhog man Groundhog man sprite.png
h Hamster man Hamster man sprite.png
h Hare man Hare man sprite.png
b Honey badger man Honey badger man sprite.png
h Hyena man Hyena man sprite.png
i Ibex man Ibex man sprite.png
i Impala man Impala man sprite.png
j Jackal man Jackal man sprite.png
J Jaguar man Jaguar man sprite.png
j Jumping spider man Jumping spider man sprite.png
k Kakapo man Kakapo man sprite.png
K Kangaroo man Kangaroo man sprite.png
k Kestrel man Kestrel man sprite.png
l Leopard man Leopard man sprite.png
L Lion man Lion man sprite anim.gif
l Lizard man Lizard man sprite.png
l Louse man Louse man sprite.png
m Magpie man Magpie man sprite.png
m Mantis man Mantis man sprite.png
b Monarch butterfly man Monarch butterfly man sprite.png
M Monitor lizard man Monitor lizard man sprite.png
m Mosquito man Mosquito man sprite.png
m Moth man Moth man sprite.png
M Muskox man Muskox man sprite.png
o Ocelot man Ocelot man sprite.png
o Opossum man Opossum man sprite.png
O Ostrich man Ostrich man sprite anim.gif
p Pangolin man Pangolin man sprite.png
p Parakeet man Parakeet man sprite.png
l Peach-faced lovebird man Peach faced lovebird man sprite.png
p Peregrine falcon man Peregrine falcon man sprite.png
p Porcupine man Porcupine man sprite.png
r Rat man Rat man sprite.png
r Raven man Raven man sprite.png
m Rhesus macaque man Rhesus macaque man sprite.png
R Rhinoceros man Rhinoceros man sprite.png
r Roach man Roach man sprite.png
s Skink man Skink man sprite.png
s Skunk man Skunk man sprite.png
s Slug man Slug man sprite.png
s Snail man Snail man sprite.png
s Sparrow man Sparrow man sprite.png
t Thrips man Thrips man sprite.png
t Tick man Tick man sprite.png
v Vulture man Vulture man sprite.png
W Warthog man Warthog man sprite.png
W Wild boar man Wild boar man sprite.png
s White stork man White stork man sprite.png
w Worm man Worm man sprite.png
w Wren man Wren man sprite.png

In evil grasslands:

Tile/Name Graphic Temperate grassland Tropical grassland
h Harpy Harpy sprite.png
O Ogre Ogre sprite.png


Tile/Name Graphic Temperate grassland Tropical grassland
· Ant Ant sprite.png
Bark scorpion Bark scorpion sprite.png
Bat Bat sprite.png
· Beetle Beetle sprite.png
Blue jay Blue jay sprite.png
· Bumblebee Bumblebee sprite.png
Cardinal Cardinal sprite.png
Cockatiel Cockatiel sprite.png
Crow Crow sprite.png
Firefly Firefly sprite.png
· Fly Fly sprite anim.gif
Grackle Grackle sprite.png
· Grasshopper Grasshopper sprite.png
Hamster Hamster sprite.png
· Honey bee Honey bee sprite anim.gif
· Jumping spider Jumping spider sprite.png
Large roach Large roach sprite.png
Lizard Lizard sprite.png
· Louse Louse sprite.png
Magpie Magpie sprite.png
· Mantis Mantis sprite.png
Monarch butterfly Monarch butterfly sprite.png
· Mosquito Mosquito sprite anim.gif
Moth Moth sprite.png
Parakeet Parakeet sprite.png
Peach-faced lovebird Peach faced lovebird sprite.png
Rat Rat sprite.png
Skink Skink sprite.png
~ Slug Slug sprite.png
Snail Snail sprite.png
Sparrow Sparrow sprite.png
· Termite Termite sprite.png
· Thrips Thrips sprite.png
· Tick Tick sprite.png
~ Worm Worm sprite.png
Wren Wren sprite.png

In savage grasslands:

Tile/Name Graphic Temperate grassland Tropical grassland
Two-legged rhino lizard Two legged rhino lizard sprite.png

In good grasslands:

Tile/Name Graphic Temperate grassland Tropical grassland
Fairy Fairy sprite.png
Fluffy wambler Fluffy wambler sprite.png
· Pixie Pixie sprite anim.gif

In evil grasslands:

Tile/Name Graphic Temperate grassland Tropical grassland
Demon rat Demon rat sprite.png
~ Knuckle worm Knuckle worm sprite.png



Tile/Name Graphic Temperate grassland Tropical grassland
" Alfalfa Alfalfa shrub sprite.png
" Artichoke Artichoke shrub sprite.png
" Asparagus Asparagus shrub sprite.png
" Bambara groundnut Bambara groundnut shrub sprite.png
" Barley Generic wheat shrub sprite.png
" Beet Beet shrub sprite.png
" Bilberry Bilberry shrub sprite.png
" Bitter melon Bitter melon shrub sprite.png
" Bitter vetch Bitter vetch shrub sprite.png
" Blackberry Blackberry shrub sprite.png
" Blade weed Blade weed shrub sprite.png
" Blood amaranth Blood amaranth shrub sprite.png
" Blueberry Blueberry shrub sprite.png
" Broad bean Broad bean shrub sprite.png
" Cabbage Cabbage shrub sprite.png
" Caper Caper shrub sprite.png
" Cassava Cassava shrub sprite.png
" Celery Celery shrub sprite.png
" Chickpea Chickpea shrub sprite.png
" Chicory Chicory shrub sprite.png
" Cotton Cotton shrub sprite.png
" Cowpea Cowpea shrub sprite.png
" Cranberry Cranberry shrub sprite.png
" Cucumber Cucumber shrub sprite.png
" Eggplant Eggplant shrub sprite.png
" Elephant-head amaranth Elephant head amaranth shrub sprite.png
" Finger millet Finger millet shrub sprite.png
" Fisher berry Fisher berry shrub sprite.png
" Flax Flax shrub sprite.png
" Foxtail millet Foxtail millet shrub sprite.png
" Garden cress Garden cress shrub sprite.png
" Garlic Garlic shrub sprite.png
" Grape Grape shrub sprite.png
" Hard wheat Generic wheat shrub sprite.png
" Hemp Hemp shrub sprite.png
" Hide root Hide root shrub sprite.png
" Horned melon Horned melon shrub sprite.png
" Jute Jute shrub sprite.png
" Kaniwa Kaniwa shrub sprite.png
" Kenaf Kenaf shrub sprite.png
" Leek Leek shrub sprite.png
" Lentil Lentil shrub sprite.png
" Lesser yam Lesser yam shrub sprite.png
" Lettuce Lettuce shrub sprite.png
" Longland grass Longland grass shrub sprite.png
" Long yam Long yam shrub sprite.png
" Maize Maize shrub sprite.png
" Mung bean Mung bean shrub sprite.png
" Muskmelon Muskmelon shrub sprite.png
" Oats Oats shrub sprite.png
" Onion Onion shrub sprite.png
" Parsnip Parsnip shrub sprite.png
" Passion fruit Passion fruit shrub sprite.png
" Pea Pea shrub sprite.png
" Peanut Peanut shrub sprite.png
" Pearl millet Pearl millet shrub sprite.png
" Pendant amaranth Pendant amaranth shrub sprite.png
" Pepper Pepper shrub sprite.png
" Pineapple Pineapple shrub sprite.png
" Potato Potato shrub sprite.png
" Prickle berry Prickle berries shrub sprite.png
" Purple amaranth Purple amaranth shrub sprite.png
" Purple yam Purple yam shrub sprite.png
" Quinoa Quinoa shrub sprite.png
" Radish Radish shrub sprite.png
" Ramie Ramie shrub sprite.png
" Raspberry Raspberry shrub sprite.png
" Rat weed Rat weed shrub sprite.png
" Red bean Red bean shrub sprite.png
" Red spinach Red spinach shrub sprite.png
" Rope reed Rope reed shrub sprite.png
" Rhubarb Rhubarb shrub sprite.png
" Rice Rice shrub sprite.png
" Rye Generic wheat shrub sprite.png
" Single-grain wheat Generic wheat shrub sprite.png
" Soft wheat Generic wheat shrub sprite.png
" Sorghum Sorghum shrub sprite.png
" Soybean Soybean shrub sprite.png
" Spelt Generic wheat shrub sprite.png
" Spinach Spinach shrub sprite.png
" Squash Squash shrub sprite.png
" Strawberry Strawberry shrub sprite.png
" String bean String bean shrub sprite.png
" Sweet potato Sweet potato shrub sprite.png
" Taro Taro shrub sprite.png
" Teff Teff shrub sprite.png
" Tomatillo Tomatillo shrub sprite.png
" Turnip Turnip shrub sprite.png
" Two-grain wheat Generic wheat shrub sprite.png
" Urad bean Urad bean shrub sprite.png
" Valley herb Valley herb shrub sprite.png
" Watermelon Watermelon shrub sprite.png
" White millet White millet shrub sprite.png
" White yam White yam shrub sprite.png
" Wild carrot Wild carrot shrub sprite.png
" Winter melon Winter melon shrub sprite.png

In savage grasslands:

Tile/Name Graphic Temperate grassland Tropical grassland
" Whip vine Whip vine shrub sprite.png

In good grasslands:

Tile/Name Graphic Temperate grassland Tropical grassland
" Sun berry Sun berry shrub sprite.png

In evil grasslands:

Tile/Name Graphic Temperate grassland Tropical grassland
" Sliver barb Sliver barb shrub sprite.png


Name Temperate grassland Tropical grassland
Γ Abaca
Γ Avocado
Γ Banana
Bitter orange
Γ Carambola
Γ Cashew
Γ Coconut palm
Γ Date palm
Desert lime
Γ Durian
Finger lime
Γ Guava
Γ Papaya
Γ Paradise nut
Γ Pomegranate
Γ Rambutan
Round lime
Sand pear

In savage grasslands:

Name Temperate grassland Tropical grassland

In good grasslands:

Name Temperate grassland Tropical grassland
Feather tree

In evil grasslands:

Name Temperate grassland Tropical grassland


Name Temperate grassland Tropical grassland
. Bentgrass
. Blue sedge
. Carpetgrass
. Dallisgrass
. Dog's tooth grass
. Dropseed grass
. Fescue grass
. Field sedge
. Grama
. Hair grass
. Knotgrass
. Meadow-grass
. Meadowsweet
. Needle grass
. Purple moor grass
. Reedgrass
. Ryegrass
. Satintail
. Velvet grass
. Zoysia

In good grasslands:

Name Temperate grassland Tropical grassland
O Bubble bulb
. Downy grass

In evil grasslands:

Name Temperate grassland Tropical grassland
O Staring eyeball
Wormy tendril
"Grassland" in other Languages Books-aj.svg aj ashton 01.svg
Dwarven: isin-nïr
Elvish: enena-lina
Goblin: struxe-smaksmo
Human: kege-tar
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