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Now that grass cannot be hoed for seeds and instead we must use tall grass:

Added tall grass in some biomes,

Seeds are now found in tall grass, using a hoe on the ground no longer works

What are these 'some biomes'? And will said grass grow in existing biomes?

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I've been going through a newly-generated world, traveling across several biomes, and I've seen tall grass everywhere there's regular grass: forests, savannah, plains, etc.

The only biomes in which it doesn't seem to spawn are tundra, deserts, and (of course) the Nether.

Tall grass is incredibly common: If you haven't seen a ton of it already, one thing to keep in mind is that new terrain features generally don't spawn on already-generated chunks, and you'll have to travel to a new, unexplored area to see them.

To confirm this, I loaded an existing world I had which spanned a few different biomes (tundra, taiga, forest, grassland). There was no tall grass in any of the pre-generated chunks. However, I found several instances of tall grass immediately after walking into an area that caused the game to generate a new chunk.

Edit (thanks, Kurley): as of 1.6.6, you can spawn tall grass yourself:

When applied to a grass block, one bone meal is consumed and tall grass, and occasionally flowers, forms around and on the grass block.

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Great, thank you! When the modders have finished their hard work, I am hoping some tallgrass command appears to generate it. –  The Communist Duck May 26 '11 at 15:49
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@The Communist Duck - Although I'm sure that you are aware now, for the benefit of others; Using bone meal on the ground will cause tall grass and flowers to spawn since patch 1.6.6. –  Kurley Jun 1 '11 at 10:15
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If you don't want to travel, you can use bone meal on grass to make either tall grass or flowers.

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