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Apios americana Medik.
groundnut
APAM

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Slow
Bloat None
C:N Ratio Low
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Purple
Flower Conspicuous Yes
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Porous
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous
Foliage Texture Medium
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Single Crown
Growth Rate Rapid
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 1.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Moderate
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation Medium
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Climbing
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance High
CaCO3 Tolerance High
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance Low
Fertility Requirement Medium
Fire Tolerance Low
Frost Free Days, Minimum 140
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use Medium
pH, Minimum 6.0
pH, Maximum 7.5
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum 2700
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum 10000
Precipitation, Minimum 28
Precipitation, Maximum 55
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 8
Salinity Tolerance None
Shade Tolerance Tolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -23
Reproduction
Bloom Period Late Spring
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root No
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container No
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers Yes
Seed per Pound
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Seedling Vigor Medium
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate None
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product Yes
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product No
Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Palatable Graze Animal Medium
Palatable Human Yes
Post Product No
Protein Potential Medium
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 11/22/2014 08:46 PM MST