Region (also see map on left)
Coastal Plain - an area of fairly flat topography and more southern climate
Piedmont - an area of rolling hills
Mountain - an area of higher altitude and more northern climate

Sun Exposure
Full Sun - the site receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day during the growing season
Partial Sun - the site receives 3-6 hours of direct sunlight a day during the growing season
Shade - the site receives less than 3 hours of direct or filtered sunlight a day during the growing season

Soil Texture
Sandy - coarse textured soils that contain a large amount of large particles
Loamy - medium textured soils that are a mix of mostly silt and sand but may contain some clay
Clay - fine textured soils with a high clay content and some silt
Organic - soils that contain a high content of organic material such as decayed leaves and bark

Soil Moisture
Dry - areas where water does not remain after a rain or have sandy soil
Moist - areas where the soil is damp and may be occasionally saturated
Wet - areas where the soil is saturated for much of the growing season
Flooded - areas where standing water remains for prolonged periods of time