The Grass Block is the main landcover block for most biomes and the only block that can spawn Sheep, Pigs, Cows and Chickens. It is a Dirt block with a grassy "tuft" on top. Grass will disappear off it when it is away from sunlight. Grass Blocks will be eaten by Sheep, turning them into Dirt. When a player right-clicks a Grass Block with Bone Meal, Tall Grass, Poppies and Dandelions may grow. Grass will slowly spread to surrounding dirt blocks. Mycelium will spread onto grass blocks, however.
How to obtain
Mine with a Silk Touch-enchanted anything
Anything enchanted with Silk Touch will mine a Grass Block with the grass on it, not just a Shovel.
Grass Blocks used to have the Grass texture on all six sides.