|Blacklands, Cross Timbers & Edwards Plateau |
Blackland Prairie Mix
Item #: 2800
Category: Native Seed Mixes
Habit: Annual & Perennial
Height: very diverse! some species short, some mid and a few tall
10 lbs per acre
Lawn & Garden
Dpak covers 250 sq ft
1 lb covers 1,000 sq. ft.
Dpak - $19
1-9 LBS - $29 per lb
10-49 LBS - $28 per lb
50+ LBS - $27 per lb
48 species of wildflowers and grasses!
Trying to get a better picture of what a restored Blackland Prairie
Commons Ford Prairie Restoration
Flickr page has a great archived history of Native American Seed
blackland prairie planting, management, prairie plants, wildlife
and more all organized by volunteer efforts.
Please note it's extremely hard to use 1-photo to represent a
blackland prairie as it changes throughout the seasons. Once you
get an eye for diversity, a paradigm shift can occur that supports
all the possitive connections and functions of a healthy prairie.
Thanks for your understanding! We welcome feedback on the "perfect
picture" to represent Blackland Prairie in our catalog and website.
photos by Ed Fair, Commons Ford PRO
By 1900, the Blackland Prairie was mostly under cultivation, being
recognized as one of the foremost cotton producing regions of the
world. Many grand old Victorian homes in the cities and towns still
exist as reminders of the fortunes made in those times. Cultivation
was a catastrophic disruption of the prairie ecosystem. It was a
common farmers’ joke to tell the story of an old Indian who, having
seen a plowed field for the first time, said to the farmer, Wrong
side up.” The story was taken to be an illustration of the Indian’s
ignorance, but in fact when the native grasses are turned und