Flat, sandy, old field, now unused and scheduled for commerical development, grassy, with Asclepias syriaca, A. verticillata, Verbena stricta, Melilotus alba, M. officinalis, a few small Ulmus pumila and Rhus cf. typhina.
Only a few aggressive native prairie species (prairie plants have been planted on recently constructed embankment of Hwy. 18).; Patch of shrubs 3 m. tall, 4 cm. in diameter, 6 years old, seeming to break up and die when any larger than this, probably because of the sterile soil and full sun which is not optimal for this species; the patch is probably a clone, but all wood vouchers are from the is stem. Sap milky; sapwood pale; heartwood variously yellowish and orangish yellow; pith tan. Voucher for wood specimens at Kw, Lw, MADw, MEXUw, RSAw. Inlforescence erect, deep red.