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Myakka (soil)

Myakka soil is the official state soil of Florida, where more than contain Myakka soils. Its name originates from a Native American pronunciation of "Big Waters". This poorly drained soil is primarily located in broad flatwoods in irregular area shapes ranging from 5 to 500 acres in size. The organic matter content and fertility of the soil is low. Most areas where this soil occurs are native range or improved pasture, although some is used for citrus or vegetable farming. Some counties in Florida where this soil occurs are: Hendry, Collier, Glades, and Lee.