Much of the grassland offers good forage, but not many animals graze on it because water is so scarce.
Native bunch grass is abundant, such as Indian ricegrass:
In some areas, blackbrush (a gray color, leafless at this time of year) and Ephedra nevadensis(Mormon Tea, the green plant shown below) preside:
The tea made from this Ephedra plant contains no caffeine and although some species contain alkaloids such as pseudoephedrine, this one does not. Here and there on the prairie, you'll find patches of prickly pear and the occasional spiny yucca plant.