This is one of a number of significant, albeit small, prairie remnants in Adams County. The site is in the Lexington Plains Ohio Prairie Region. (Prairie Regions of Ohio)
This xeric, or dry, limestone prairie is on an eroded slope of calcareous Crab Orchard Shale, with adjacent second-growth oak-hickory woodland. Red cedar, post oak and blackjack oak trees occur in the prairie opening.
Prairie grasses are sparse, but prairie forbs include prairie dock, spider milkweed, shooting-star, green milkweed, Carolina buckthorn, American aloe, slender blazing-star and large summer bluets.