Moderately acid sandy loam soils have good fertility, are well-drained, and often contain considerable clay, especially in the subsoil. Largely converted to farmland and pasture, this community is dominated by pines in the early stages of succession, and hardwoods in the later stages. Upland forest plants tolerate shading when young, and need soils with good nutrient supply. They prefer well-drained soil, withstanding moderate drought stress but not flooding. Salt tolerance is minimal for most species.

Canopy tree

Pignut Hickory (Carya glabra)

Sugarberry (Celtis laevigata)

Common Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana)

Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris)

White Oak (Quercus alba)

Southern Red Oak (Quercus falcata)

Sand Live Oak (Quercus geminata)

Shumard Oak (Quercus shumardii)

Southern Live Oak (Quercus virginiana )

Cabbage Palm (Sabal palmetto)

Winged Elm (Ulmus alata)

Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora )

Tulip Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera)

Mockernut Hickory (Carya tomentosa)

Laurel Oak (Quercus hemisphaerica)

Turkey Oak (Quercus laevis)

Water Oak (Quercus nigra)

Willow Oak (Quercus phellos)

Post Oak (Quercus stellata)

American Beech (Fagus grandifolia)

Shortleaf Pine (Pinus echinata)

Box Elder (Acer negundo)

Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua)

Spruce Pine (Pinus glabra)

Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda)

American Linden (Tilia americana)

Understory tree

Small-fruited Pawpaw (Asimina parviflora)

Common Pawpaw (Asimina triloba)

Blue Beech (Carpinus caroliniana)

Chinquapin (Castanea pumila)

Fringetree (Chionanthus virginicus)

Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida)

Weaver's Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida 'Weaver')

Summer Haw (Crataegus flava)

Common Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana)

Strawberry Bush (Euonymus americanus)

Silerbell (Halesia diptera )

Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)

Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana)

Southern Crabapple (Malus angustifolia)

Red Mulberry (Morus rubra)

American Hop Hornbeam (Ostrya virginiana)

Chickasaw Plum (Prunus angustifolia)

Cherry Laurel (Prunus caroliniana)

Flatwoods Plum (Prunus umbellata)

Sand Live Oak (Quercus geminata)

Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)

Tough Buckthorn (Sideroxylon tenax)

Sparkleberry (Vaccinium arboreum)

Hercules' Club (Zanthoxylum clava-herculis)

Wild Olive (Cartrema americana)

Red Buckeye (Aesculus pavia)

Redbud (Cercis canadensis)

Turkey Oak (Quercus laevis)

Blackjack Oak (Quercus marilandica)

Post Oak (Quercus stellata)

Wafer Ash (Ptelea trifoliata)

Snowbell (Styrax americanus)

Large-Flowered Silverbell (Halesia diptera 'Magniflora')

Palm

Cabbage Palm (Sabal palmetto)

Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens)

Shrub

Blackhaw (Viburnum rufidulum)

Littlehip Haw (Crataegus spathulata)

Pawpaw (Asimina spp.)

Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana)

White Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana 'White')

Summer Haw (Crataegus flava)

Strawberry Bush (Euonymus americanus)

Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)

Yaupon Holly (Ilex vomitoria)

Wax Myrtle (Myrica cerifera)

Chickasaw Plum (Prunus angustifolia)

Flatwoods Plum (Prunus umbellata)

Winged Sumac (Rhus copallinum)

Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens)

Sparkleberry (Vaccinium arboreum)

Highbush Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum)

Blueberry (Vaccinium darrowii)

Mayberry (Vaccinium elliottii)

 

Deerberry (Vaccinium stamineum)

Arrowwood Viburnum (Viburnum dentatum)

Withlacoochee Viburnum (TM) (Viburnum obovatum 'Withlacoochee' (TM))

Wild Olive (Cartrema americana)

Walter's Viburnum (Viburnum obovatum)

Red Buckeye (Aesculus pavia)

Cherokee bean (Erythrina herbacea)

Mock Orange (Philadelphus inodorus)

Witchalder (Fothergilla gardenii)

Snowbell (Styrax americanus)

Vine

Muscadine Grape (Vitis rotundifolia)

Carolina Jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens)

Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)

Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata)

Trumpet Creeper (Campsis radicans)

Jackson Vine (Smilax smallii)

Groundcover

Blueberry (Vaccinium darrowii)

Carolina Jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens)

Twinflower (Dyschoriste humistrata)

Wild Strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

Lance-leaved Tickseed (Coreopsis lanceolata)

Tickseed (Coreopsis leavenworthii)

Coontie (Zamia pumila)

Lyre-Leaved sage (Salvia lyrata)

Blue Curls (Trichostema dichotomum)

Partridgeberry (Mitchella repens)

Jackson Vine (Smilax smallii)

Groundcover-grass/grasslike

Golden Aster (Pityopsis graminifolia)

Splitbeard Bluestem (Andropogon ternarius)

Lopsided Indian Grass (Sorghastrum secundum)

Wildflower

Ironweed (Vernonia angustifolia)

Golden Aster (Pityopsis graminifolia)

Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)

Pink Gayfeather (Liatris elegans)

Narrow-leaf Sunflower (Helianthus angustifolius)

 

Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)

Twinflower (Dyschoriste humistrata)

Wild Strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa)

Lance-leaved Tickseed (Coreopsis lanceolata)

Tickseed (Coreopsis leavenworthii)

Twinflower (Dyschoriste oblongifolia)

Wild Petunia (Ruellia caroliniensis)

Tropical Red Sage (Salvia coccinea)

Lyre-Leaved sage (Salvia lyrata)

Blue Curls (Trichostema dichotomum)

Harvestbells (Gentiana saponaria)

Ageratina (Ageratina aromatica)

Poppy Mallow (Callirhoe papaver)

Blackeyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida)

Smooth Oxeye (Heliopsis helianthoides)

Stoke's Aster (Stokesia laevis)

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

Dwarf Violet Iris (Iris verna var. smalliana)

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