Flooded grasslands and savannas

The Pantanal, in central South America
Extent of flooded grasslands and savannas

Flooded grasslands and savannas is a terrestrial biome of the WWF biogeographical system . Its component ecoregions are generally located at subtropical and tropical latitudes, which are flooded seasonally or year-round. A common term is swamp.


Flooded grasslands and savanna habitats, plant communities, ecosystems, ecozones, and ecoregions are characterized by:

  • very wet to saturated soil moisture content in nutrient-rich soils
  • in temperate to tropical climates

They are found as grasslands, savannas, and wetlands.


The Pantanal: ground view
Some types and examples include