Dry grassland is low-growing, with a relatively open and mottled structure, found in sunny or semi-shaded areas.
This type of grassland has a high humus and nutrient content with denser vegetation than the sand drifts. A good example of a dry grassland is Braamsveld, which boasts rare species of small salsify and rare spring sedge. Small salsify is an extremely rare herb in the Netherlands. Key species include the dune butterfly, the dark green fritillary, the sand lizard, the small copper, the sooty copper, and the silver-studded blue butterfly.