0941. Prairie Ecosystem

Here, located between the tallgrass areas of the east and the mid- grass country to the west, the big bluestem, Indian, grama, and wheat grasses mix with the short buffalo grasses. Various prairie wildflowers thrive here, including the sunflower, purple prairie clover, goldenrod, gayfeather, scurf pea, and poppy willow.  Native trees include willow, cottonwood, silver maple, box elder, oak, elm, honey locust, black walnut, and ash.