Tanglewood Prairie Description
Size: 31 acres Ownership: Private. Owned by the Natural Area Preservation Association with a conservation easement held by NPAT. This 31-acre tract lies along St. Rt. 77 south of Tanglewood in northwestern Lee County, Texas. Two major vegetation types are present on this small tract. The first is a grassland component of a post oak (Quercus stellata) savanna. This community covers the western half or two-thirds of the property. The eastern edge, along the nameless drainage, supports a deciduous riparian woodland that includes some patches of herbaceous wetland vegetation. The grassland is dominated by the two expected midgrasses, little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) and brownseed paspalum (Paspalum plicatulum). Common forbs at midsummer include maroon gaillardia (Gaillardia amblyodon), pinweed (Lechea mucronata), lazy-daisy (Aphanostephus skirrhobasis), hog croton (Croton capitatus), spotted beebalm (Monarda punctata), mock-bishop (Ptilimnium nuttallii), weak sunflower.