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Soil profile gallery

Soil Profile Gallery

[A profile showing the major soil horizons.]A soil profile is the sequence of natural layers, or horizons, in a soil. Each soil series consists of soils having major horizons that are similar in color, texture, structure, reaction, consistency, mineral and chemical composition, and arrangement in the soil profile. The soil profile extends from the surface downward to unconsolidated material. Most soils have three major horizons called the surface horizon, the subsoil, and the substratum.

This site makes available photographs of several soil profiles in the southeastern United States. To obtain official soil series descriptions, click here. This option takes you to the USDA–NRCS Official Soil Series Descriptions (OSD) homepage. At the OSD site, click on "View OSD by Series Names" then type the soil name.

To see a photo of the soils listed on this site, click on the soil name. To save one of the soil profile graphics, right click on the image, and choose "Save Picture As."
 

Blackland Prairie

Demopolis
Hannon
Houlka
Houston
Okolona
Sumter
Suggsville

Appalachian Plateau

Hartsells

Valley and Ridge

Barfield
Bodine
Decatur
Townley

Piedmont

Altavista
Appling
Badin
Cecil
Helena
Lloyd
Madison
Pacolet
Tallapoosa
Tatum
Toccoa
Wedowee
Wilkes
Wynott

Caribbean Region

Aguilita
Altamira
Caguabo
Consumo
Duey
El Cacique
Guanajibo
La Covana
La Tea
Llanos Costa
Reilly
Rubias
San Germán

Coastal Plain

Ailey
Alpin
Arundel
Bama
Blanton
Bonneau
Boykin
Clarendon
Compass
Cowarts
Dogue
Dothan
Faceville
Falkner
Falmouth
Flomaton
Fuquay
Goldsboro
Grady
Greenville
Guyton
Halso
Kureb
Lakeland
Lauderdale
Leon
Lucedale
Lucy
Luverne
Lynn Haven
Marlboro
Marvyn
Mascotte
Maubila
Myakka
Nankin
Newhan
Ocilla
Orangeburg
Quitman
Red Bay
Saffell
Sapelo
Savannah
Smithdale
Susquehanna
Tifton
Troup