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Mississippi Valley Loess Plains Ecoregion
This ecoregion stretches from near the Ohio River in western Kentucky to Louisiana. It consists primarily of irregular plains, some gently rolling hills, and near the Mississippi River, bluffs. Thick loess is one of the distinguishing characteristics. The bluff hills in the western portion contain soils that are deep, steep, silty, and erosive. Flatter topography is found to the east, and streams tend to have less gradient and more silty substrates than in the Southeastern Plains ecoregion (65). Oak-hickory and oak-hickory-pine forest was the natural vegetation. Agriculture is now the dominant land cover in the Kentucky and Tennessee portion of the region, while in Mississippi there is a mosaic of forest and cropland.
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Mississippi Valley Loess Plains Plant Communities
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