Silveus' Dropseed Prairies of Northeast Texas Description

Photos by Lisa Spangler, Johnny Johnson, and Jason Spangler. In the north and east edges of the Blackland Prairie, a different type of soil helped create a different type of prairie. Sandier, low pH alfisol soils formed mainly on bedrocks higher in sand content and lower in calcium carbonate. In areas of the northern Blackland Prairie with these alfisols and higher relative precipitation, two unique prairie types occur. These special Silveus' Dropseed prairies are an incredible scene to behold in spring and fall with beautiful prairie wildflowers and other native plants in bloom, and alone are well worth a visit to northeast Texas. In addition, the grassland birds, butterflies, native bees, and other wildlife that make these prairies their home and breeding grounds will brighten your visit. To learn more about the Silveus' Dropseed Prairies of Northeast Texas, visit the Native Prairies Association of Texas (NPAT) at http://texasprairie.org/resources/Silveus/ .

Silveus' Dropseed Prairies of Northeast Texas

Yellow Coneflower
Yellow Coneflower
Yellow Coneflower
Yellow Coneflower
Venus Looking Glass
Venus Looking Glass
Silphium blooming
Silphium blooming
Ruellia
Ruellia
Rudbeckia
Rudbeckia
Spiderwort
Spiderwort
Rattlesnake Master scene
Rattlesnake Master scene…
Prairie hillside
Prairie hillside
Rudbeckia
Rudbeckia
Rattlesnake Master
Rattlesnake Master
Prairie Rose
Prairie Rose
Prairie Pink
Prairie Pink
Prairie Larkspur
Prairie Larkspur
Prairie Verbena
Prairie Verbena
Prairie Celestial
Prairie Celestial
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