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To help viewers identify and better understand America's threatened native plant communities, Professor William Boon clearly identifies trees, grasses, shrubs and vines in their various communities, providing a better understanding and appreciation of their environmental importance.

Produced by Iowa State University

Up-Res HD format by Chip Taylor Communications, LLC

Versions Available:

  • 10 x 30 minutes / URHD

  • 5 x 60 minutes / URHD

Nature's Heartland



1. Dry Prairie Community

2. Farmstead-Windbreak Community

3. Maple-Linden Community

4. Marsh-Pothole Prairie & Pine-Fir-Birch Community

5. Mixed Floodplain Community

6. Oak-Hickory Community

7. Oak-Savanna Community

8. River-Lake Margin Community

9. Wet Prairie Community

10. Woodland Flower Community

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