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Transcript of Llano Uplift
Llano Uplift Vegetation
The Llano uplift is full of vegetation, such as switch grass, blue stem grass, grama grass, indian grass, wild rye, curly mesquite, buffalo grass, live oak, Shinnery oak, Juniper, Mesquite, Bald cypress, Pecan, Possum haw, smart weed
sugar berry, box elder, button bush
black willow, marsh purslane, water pennyworth, and cattail.
Rare plants in this ecoregion are the Texas snowbells,Texas wild-rice, Tobusch fishhook cactus,Rock quillwort, and Basin bellflower.
Location and Major Cities
The location of the Llano Uplift is in Central Texas, surrounded by the Edwards Plateau and the Rolling Plains. This ecoregion is in Central Texas in Llano near Fredicksburg and Austin.
Major Contributions to the Industry and Agriculture
The Llano uplift known as The Central Mineral region,precambrian igneous and metamorphic rocks that are deeply buried under other rocks in the rest of Texas are exposed in the Llano Uplift. The uplift also exposes a rim of lower Paleozoic rocks that are typically hidden under the broad expanse of Cretaceous limestone in Texas. Since building stone, talc, serpentine, iron ore, copper, silver, and gold have been produced in the past, the area has become known as the "Central Mineral Region." The Llano Uplift forms an island of granites, gneisses and schists over 50 miles in width, which is surrounded by a sea of sedimentary rocks. Because of all the minerals miners and scientists come to explore the land. Llano is the only county in America that can claim a world-famous rock – Llanite. The rich deposits found in the area have contributed to manufacturing and industry in the United States and developing countries. Ranching is the predominant agricultural industry. Due to the many water sources in this ecoregion and near it.
Enchanted Rock (16710 Ranch Rd 965, Fredericksburg TX) is an enormous pink granite pluton rock formation located in the Llano Uplift approximately 15 miles north of Fredericksburg, Texas, USA and 15 miles south of Llano, Texas. Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, which includes Enchanted Rock and surrounding land, spans the border between Gillespie County and Llano County, south of the Llano River. Enchanted Rock covers approximately 640 acres and rises approximately 425 feet above the surrounding terrain to elevation of 1,825 feet above sea level. It is the largest such pink granite monadnock in the United States. Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, a part of the Texas state park system, includes 1,644 acres.Designated a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark in 1936.
The llano uplift is home to a variety of animals including, Muskrat,White-tailed deer,Rio Grande turkey ,Raccoon, Javelina, Brazilian freetail bat
Ringtail, Nine-banded armadillo
Tarantula, Northern mockingbird
Cricket frog,Gulf Coast toads, Grebes,Blue herons,Green-backed heron, and kingfishers.
Rio Grande Turkey
Brazillian Free tail Bat
Green Backed Heron
Rainfall and Climate
In the Llano Uplift average rainfall reaches from fifteen to thirty-four inches of rain a year. The climate of Llano Uplift is dry and elevation being 850 feet to 2,250 feet above sea level. With average summer and winter weather patterns.
Blue Grama Grass
White tailed deer
Variety of grasses
Texas Flood of 1935
Flooded near the city of Llano and temporarily turned the city into a island.