Fort Worth sits at a unique crossroads of several large ecosystems: Fort Worth Prairie and the East and West Cross Timbers. As annual rainfall diminished east to west, forests transition into woodlands, then savannas and prairies. In Fort Worth, these ecosystems grade into one another over a short distance and host distinct vegetation communities based upon soil. The Fort Worth Prairie is characterized by limestone soils while the Cross Timbers are characterized by sandy soils.
Little bluestem is a dominant native prairie grass
Hatch et. al. 1990
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