LOCATION WOODINGTON NC+SC VA FLEstablished Series
TAXONOMIC CLASS: Coarse-loamy, siliceous, semiactive, thermic Typic Paleaquults
TYPICAL PEDON: Woodington loamy sand--forested.
(Colors are for moist soil unless otherwise stated.)
A1--0 to 4 inches; very dark gray (10YR 3/1) loamy sand; weak medium granular structure; very friable; many fine roots; very strongly acid; gradual wavy boundary. (3 to 5 inches thick.)
E--4 to 12 inches; grayish brown (10YR 5/2) loamy sand; weak medium granular structure; very friable; many fine roots; few medium pores filled with dark gray soil; very strongly acid; clear wavy boundary. (5 to 15 inches thick.)
Btg1--12 to 16 inches; light brownish gray (10YR 6/2) sandy loam; few medium distinct light yellowish brown (10YR 6/4) mottles; weak fine subangular blocky structure; very friable, slightly sticky; sand coated and bridged with clay; few medium pores filled with dark gray material; very strongly acid; gradual wavy boundary. (3 to 10 inches thick.)
Btg2--16 to 32 inches; gray (10YR 6/1) sandy loam; few medium distinct light yellowish brown (10YR 6/4) and strong brown (7.5YR 5/6) mottles; weak fine subangular blocky structure; friable; slightly sticky; sand coated and bridged with clay; very strongly acid; gradual wavy boundary. (10 to 20 inches thick.)
Btg3--32 to 47 inches; gray (10YR 6/1) sandy loam; common pockets of sand that are light gray (10YR 7/1) and yellowish brown (10YR 5/4); weak fine subangular blocky structure; very friable; very strongly acid; gradual wavy boundary. (12 to 20 inches thick.)
Cg--47 to 85 inches; light gray (10YR 7/1) loamy sand; few medium distinct brownish yellow (10YR 6/6) mottles; weak fine granular structure; loose; common small pockets (skeletans) of clean sand; very strongly acid.
TYPE LOCATION: Lenoir County, North Carolina; 5 miles south of Kinston; 1/2 mile north of intersection of State Road 1161 and 1149; 10 feet north of State Road 1149 in wooded area.
RANGE IN CHARACTERISTICS: Thickness of the solum is more than 60 inches. The soil reaction ranges from extremely acid through strongly acid throughout the solum unless limed. Some pedons contain a few fine flakes of mica.
The A1 or Ap horizon has hue of 10YR to 5Y, or it is neutral, value of 2 to 5, and chroma of 0 to 2. Texture is loamy sand, loamy fine sand, sandy loam, or fine sandy loam.
The E horizon, has hue of 10YR to 5Y or it is neutral, value of 4 to 7, and chroma of 0 to 2. Some pedons have mottles in shades of brown or yellow. Textures range the same as the surface horizon.
The Btg horizon has hue of 10YR to 5Y or it is neutral, value of 5 to 7, and chroma of 0 to 2. Mottles in shades of brown, yellow, and red are in most pedons. Texture is sandy loam or fine sandy loam. Silt content ranges from 5 to 30 percent.
The Cg horizon is in shades of gray, brown, and yellow or is mottled in these colors. The texture is loamy sand, loamy fine sand, sand, or fine sand. Thin strata of these textures are in some pedons.
COMPETING SERIES: The competing series are Bayou and Smithton in the same family. Similar soils in related families include Atmore, Fallsington, Pactolus, Plummer, Rains, Stallings, Torhunta, and Weston series. Bayou soils contain more than 18 percent clay in lower Btg, and are more compacted. Smithton soils contain more than 30 percent silt. Atmore soils have more than 5 percent plinthite within 60 inches of the surface and, contain more silt. Fallsington and Rains soils have more than 18 percent clay in the control section and Fallsington soils are mesic. Pactolus soils are sandy, lack argillic horizons, and have better drainage. Plummer soils have grossarenic epipedons and loamy Bt horizons. Stallings soils have colors of chroma 3 or more in the upper Bt horizon. Torhunta soils have umbric epipedons. Weston soils have solum thickness less than 60 inches.
GEOGRAPHIC SETTING: Woodington soils are on nearly level smooth interstream divides in the Coastal Plain. Slopes are 2 percent or less. The soil formed in coarse textured Coastal Plain sediments. Average annual precipitation is 48 inches and mean annual
temperature is 63 degrees F. near the type location.
GEOGRAPHICALLY ASSOCIATED SOILS: These are the
Torhunta soils of the competing series, and associated soils of better drainage on higher parts of the
landscape are Goldsboro, Lynchburg, Norfolk, and Pocalla soils.
DRAINAGE AND PERMEABILITY: Poorly drained; slow runoff; moderately rapid permeability. A seasonal high water table is within 10 inches of the surface in periods of high rainfall.
USE AND VEGETATION: Most of the area is in forest of mixed hardwood and pine with loblolly and pond the principal pine species. Cleared areas are used for corn, soybeans, small grains, and pasture.
DISTRIBUTION AND EXTENT: Coastal Plains of North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Virginia. The series is of moderate extent.
MLRA SOIL SURVEY REGIONAL OFFICE (MO) RESPONSIBLE: Raleigh, North Carolina
SERIES ESTABLISHED: Lenoir County, North Carolina; 1973.
REMARKS: These soils were formerly included in the Weston series.
TABULAR SERIES DATA:
ADDITIONAL DATA: North Carolina State University Soil Department laboratory data at site location.
Sand Silt Clay
A1 0-4" 74 21 5 Btg2 16-32" 71 19 10
SOI-5 Soil Name Slope Airtemp FrFr/Seas Precip Elevation NC0036 WOODINGTON 0- 2 60- 66 210-260 42- 52 40- 170
SOI-5 FloodL FloodH Watertable Kind Months Bedrock Hardness NC0036 NONE 0-1.0 APPARENT DEC-MAY 60-60
SOI-5 Depth Texture 3-Inch No-10 Clay% -CEC- NC0036 0-12 LS LFS 0- 0 95-100 2-10 2- 6 NC0036 0-12 SL FSL 0- 0 95-100 5-18 2- 7 NC0036 12-47 SL FSL 0- 0 95-100 5-18 1- 4 NC0036 47-85 SL LS LFS 0- 0 95-100 3-18 1- 4
SOI-5 Depth -pH- O.M. Salin Permeab Shnk-Swll NC0036 0-12 3.5- 5.5 2.-4. 0- 0 6.0- 20 LOW NC0036 0-12 3.5- 5.5 2.-4. 0- 0 2.0- 6.0 LOW NC0036 12-47 3.5- 5.5 0.-.5 0- 0 2.0- 6.0 LOW NC0036 47-85 3.5- 5.5 0.-.5 0- 0 2.0- 20 LOW