LHS is composed of scrubby flatwoods, live oak hammocks, sand pine scrub and a wet weather pond. Scrubby flatwoods has white sand, trees like slash Pinus elliottii or longleaf pines, Pinus palustris and several species of scub oaks including sand live oak Quercus geminata, myrtle oak Q. myrtifolia. Herbaceous plants include tarflower, Bejaria racemosa, feay's palafoxia, Palafoxia feayi and florida milkweed, Asclepias feayi. The live oak hammock is dominated by live oaks, Quercus virginiana and their epiphytes spanish moss, Tillandsia usneoides, resurrection fern, Pleopeltis polypodioides. Sand pine scrub is characterized by having white sand and dominated by sand pine, Pinus clausa. It is said to be the oldest community found in Florida. The white sand allows rain water to filter quickly to the aquifer. The understory thickets are composed of scurb oaks, rusty lyonia, Lyonia ferruginea and a variety of lichens. Wildflowers consist of scrub mint Conradina grandiflora and garberia, Garberia heterophylla. The wet weather pond normally has water during the summer, the wet season and is dry during the winter, the dry season. The characteris tree of the pond is water tupelo, Nyssa aquatica. Floating plants include spatter-dock, Nuphar luteum.