The Stokes property is located on the Lake Wales ridge and borders Lake Marion. It is composed of the communities oak scrub and forested wetlands (otherwise known as floodplain forests). The oak scrub is dominated by scrub oaks, pine overstory may be lacking or sparse. The scrub oak, sand live oak, Quercus geminata dominants the oak scrub. Other scrub oaks include myrtle oak Q. myrtifolia, and Archibald scrub oak, Q. inopina. An endemic species of hickory, scrub hickory, Carya floridana is found here. Herbaceous plants include garberia, Garberia heterophylla and rusty lyonia, Lyonia ferruginea.
Floodplain forests have rich soils received during period of flooding. During the dry season, which in Florida is the winter, standing water is absent. The dominant hardwoods are , black gum, Nyssa sylvatica, red maple, Acer rubrum and water oak, Quercus nigra. Herbaceous plants are leather flower, Clematis crispa and mazus, Mazus pumilus.