Open canopy uplands

Pineland savannahs (open canopies) of inland unplands with diverse groundcover


Xeric sandy soils on ridges (old dunes) that contribute to some topographical variation. Distinguished by a longleaf pine  (Pinus palustris) canopy, midstory of turkey oak (Quercus laevis), bluejack oak (Quercus incana), and weeping haw (Crategus lacrimita). Groundcover of wiregrass (Aristida beyrichiana), pineywoods dropseed (Sporobolus junceus), little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), gopher apple (Geobalaus oblongifolius), scattered saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) and dwarf huckleberry (Gaylussacia dumosa)

Upland Pine 

Mesic loamy sand  with clay (often red in color) and rolling topography. Canopy of longleaf pine (Pinus palustris). Distinguished by a midstory of southern red oak (Quercus falcata), sassafras (Sassafras albidum), and flowering dogwood (Cornus florida). Groundcover of wiregrass (Aristida beyrichiana), little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), runner oak (Quercus pumila), dwarf live oak (Quercus minima), dwarf huckleberry (Gaylussacia dumosa), glaucous blueberry (Vaccinium darrowii), gopher apple (Licania michauxii) and scattered saw palmetto (Serenoa repens).