Photo by: NPS Photo
A portion of the Blackbelt Prairie survives at the Chickasaw Village Site (milepost 261.8) on the Natchez Trace Parkway. The crescent-shaped swath of prairie once extended from northern Alabama to northeastern Mississippi, and just a touch into Tennessee. A walk through the prairie in the summer will reward visitors with a variety of wildflowers. In this photo, purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea), white prairie clover (Dalea candida), and gray-headed coneflower (Ratibida pinnata) provide the color.
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