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Prairie Region Name

A

Lake Plains Prairie Region

B

Central Till Plain Prairie Region

C

Southern Till Plain Prairie Region

D

Southwest Ohio Prairie Region

E

Lexington Plain Prairie Region

F

Unglaciated Appalachian Plateau Prairie Region

G

Glaciated Appalachian Plateau Prairie Region

Note: The specific prairie borders are only generalizations. The marked prairies represent only approximate locations and sizes.


Numerous original smaller prairies throughout all regions of the state are not shown here.


These weren’t Ohio's only prairies–-just the largest.


Prairie Regions of Ohio

Ohio's original prairies varied greatly in size, species, location, and climate. But the prairies of each region were often very similar. Properly, then, an Ohio prairie should be referred to by its region of origin, not merely as an "Ohio prairie."



Large Original Landscape Prairies of Presettlement Ohio

1

Oak Openings Prairies

2

Wood County Prairies

3

Castalia-Sandusky Bay Prairies

4

Firelands Prairie

5

Sandusky Plains Prairie

6

Darby Plains Prairie

7

Mad River Prairie Fens

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