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Kentucky Mississipian Plateau (Pennyrile)

The Pennyrile physiographic region of Kentucky stretches from the Land Between the Lakes in the west across the state to the Pottsville Escarpment in the east. It is a Mississippian plateau with a large karst region that includes Mammoth Cave. The region takes its name from the pennyroyal (Hedeoma puligiodes).


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