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Document Type

Research

Abstract

Stinson Prairie, a 12.5 ha native preserve, is a rich grassland exhibiting the full range of prairie vegetation. Situated on a rolling moraine, topographic differences produce four main vegetation types: dry prairie, mesic prairie, swales and pothholes. Species richness is highest in the mesic prairie and lowest in the swales and pothholes. Stinson Prairie, although small, is well preserved, and compared to Kalsow Prairie (mesic) and Sheeder Prairie (dry), shows a well-developed vegetation gradient. Cypripedium candidum, an orchid rare in Iowa, is found on Stinson Prairie.

Publication Date

September 1976

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

83

Issue

3

First Page

88

Last Page

93

Copyright

© Copyright 1976 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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