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Blackland Prairies

The Blackland Prairies area intermingles with the Post Oak Savannah in the southeast and has divisions known as the San Antonio and Fayette Prairies. This rolling and well-dissected prairie represents the southern extension of the true prairie that occurs from Texas to Canada. The upland blacklands are dark, calcareous shrink-swell clayey soils, changing gradually with depth to light marls or chalks. Bottomland soils are generally reddish brown to dark gray, slightly acid to calcareous, loamy to clayey and alluvial. The soils are inherently productive and fertile, but many have lost productivity through erosion and continuous cropping.

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Andropogon glomeratusBushy bluestem
Brushy bluestem
Andropogon ternariusSplitbeard bluestem
Andropogon virginicusBroomsedge bluestem
Broom-sedge
Aphanostephus skirrhobasisLazy daisy
Arkansas lazy daisy
Arkansas dozedaisy
Aristolochia serpentariaVirginia snakeroot
Virginia dutchmanspipe
Aristolochia tomentosaWoolly Dutchman's pipe
Common Dutchman's pipe
Astragalus crassicarpusGroundplum milkvetch
Ground plum
Asplenium platyneuronEbony spleenwort
Baccharis neglectaFalse Willow
Jara dulce
Poverty Weed
Roosevelt Weed
Bouteloua curtipendulaSideoats grama
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