2005-11-05 Allred Lake Natural Area
Swamp, slough and bottomland forest with rare species in the Lowlands Section of the Mississippi Lowland Natural Division. Ancient bald cypress and tupelo trees ring this natural pond, probably Missouri's best example of an undisturbed cypress pond. The water harbors two state-endangered fishes - the swamp darter and taillight shiner. Trees of the bottomland forest include water locust, sweet gum, pecan, willow, and swamp chestnut, water, and overcup oaks. The rare Nuttall's oak also grows here.
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