Cowbane Prairie Natural Area Preserve

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Cowbane Prairie Natural Area Preserve
Map showing the location of Cowbane Prairie Natural Area Preserve
Map showing the location of Cowbane Prairie Natural Area Preserve
Location Augusta County, Virginia
Nearest city Stuarts Draft, Virginia
Coordinates 38°01′20″N 79°03′30″W / 38.0223°N 79.0582°W / 38.0223; -79.0582Coordinates: 38°01′20″N 79°03′30″W / 38.0223°N 79.0582°W / 38.0223; -79.0582[1]
Area 63 acres (25 ha)
Governing body Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/natural_heritage/natural_area_preserves/cowbane.shtml

Cowbane Prairie Natural Area Preserve is a 63-acre (25 ha) Natural Area Preserve located in Augusta County, Virginia, along the western slope of the Blue Ridge in the Shenandoah Valley. It preserves a fine example of a wet prairie containing such rare plants as queen-of-the-prairie, blueflag, and marsh-speedwell. These are rare in Virginia, if common in the Midwest, and occur only at a handful of sites.[2]

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