Treeless openings in otherwise forested areas have long been known to field-workers; in this part of the Mississippi Valley. These openings are striking because of the absence of trees, but their flora differs also from the minor flora of the forest, being in fact the typical flora of the drier prairies. It matters not how remote the greater prairie areas may be or how completely these openings may be surrounded by forest, their flora is invariably of the same general prairie type.
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"Prairie Openings in the Forest,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 17(1), 16-19.
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