The great feather grass (Stipa pennata L.) steppes of Russia and Kazakhstan have mostly been ploughed out now but small relics of them can be found witin the forest-steppe zone (the grove belt) of West Siberia on warm south-exposed slopes, such as this high right bank of the Inya River near its mouth at Novosibirsk. 22nd of June 1996.

The materials are kindly granted by Oleg Kosterin.

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