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​Bouteloua Barrens in Lincoln County is named for the beautiful side-oats grama grass (Bouteloua curtipendula) that grows there. Dedicated on September 8, 2004, this 260-acre preserve protects a native grassland that is the largest known in the Bluegrass Region and one of the largest in the entire state. The barrens communities consist of a patchwork of grassy cedar barrens and open glades with exposed gravel. Other rare species known from this site include the state endangered hairy false gromwell (Onosmodium hispidissimum), and two special concern species: Eggleston’s violet (Viola septemloba var. egglestonii), and Crawe’s sedge (Carex crawei). 

Research access with written permission only.

Access Type: Research Only
County: Lincoln
Region: Bluegrass Region
Size: 261
Owner: Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves

Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves

Purchased with Assistance of:

Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund

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