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The Lloyd series consists of very deep, well drained, moderately permeable soils on uplands in the Southern Piedmont. These soils formed in residuum derived from intermediate and mafic, igneous and high-grade metamorphic rocks. Slopes are commonly 2 to 10 percent but range to 50 percent. Near the type location, mean annual temperature is about 61 degrees F and mean annual precipitation is about 45 inches.