This increase was almost wholly in the prairie parishes.
It lies on a rolling prairie at an elevation of 975 ft.
Farther west two narrow belts of timber, consisting mostly of stunted post oak and black jack, and known as the Eastern and Western Cross Timbers, cross the prairies southward from the Red river, and a low growth of mesquite, other shrubs and vines are common in the eastern half of the Prairie Plains.
The remainder consists of the uplands of prairie and forest.
So butchers rake the tongues of bison out of the prairie grass, regardless of the torn and drooping plant.