badlands. So the processes of recolonization, stabilization, and nutrient accumulation have been slow to get traction. Once thorough ground cover has been established, though, I don't know of any reason why soils here shouldn't be just as good as any other. While there is a superficial resemblance to serpentine soil, for example, there aren't any toxins such as copper or nickle here that would hinder plant growth, so far as I'm aware.
Photo unmodified. June 19, 2012. FlashEarth location (uncertain, but looks right, and close).
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