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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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Woodwardia virginicaVirginia chainfern
Virginia chain fern
Xanthisma texanum ssp. drummondiiDrummond's sleepydaisy
Sleepy-Daisy
Yucca arkansanaArkansas yucca
Softleaf yucca
Yucca pallidaPale-leaf yucca
Zanthoxylum clava-herculisHercules' club
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