This is one of the most unusual sites for R. minus that I have ever seen. On the sandy soil there is a Longleaf Pine – forest, which as usual is very open and flooded with sun. Occasional fires, typical of this ecosystem, burn all developing woody plants except Pinus palustris. However, R. minus recovers from this particularly quickly and even makes runners. On a slope we found larger stands of R. minus. The leaves of the plants here are somewhat smaller than in the more typical, shadier and mode humid sites for the species.