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  •  Hard times for your conifers (9+ / 0-)

    Sorry to hear about the disease and drought taking their toil on your green transplants.  

    Sounds like exciting weather between now and Thanksgiving.  I guess it's goodbye to fall in the prairie.  What does "blackjack" refer to in the name of your prairie?

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    by Milly Watt on Tue Nov 19, 2013 at 01:00:03 PM PST

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    •  Lots of bits and some large areas of tallgrass (7+ / 0-)

      around, lots of bluestem.  The blackjack oak trees make up the majority of trees in the wooded areas.  They're all on the eastern side of the Rockies from the south about 2/3s upward.  They're especially concentrated on the hill range here that borders and interweaves some with the prairie.

      Quercus marilandica Münchh is the species and there are several subspecies of those.  Tallgrass, bluestem, and blackjack are all common names used for places and businesses in the area.

      Quite few pictures in the link....with a bit of google clutter mixed in. :)

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      by blueoasis on Tue Nov 19, 2013 at 01:49:39 PM PST

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