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Elephantopus carolinianus Raeusch.
Carolina elephantsfoot
ELCA3

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Summer
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Slow
Bloat None
C:N Ratio High
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Purple
Flower Conspicuous Yes
Foliage Color Dark Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Moderate
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous
Foliage Texture Coarse
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Single Crown
Growth Rate Rapid
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 2.7
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Moderate
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Erect
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance None
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance Medium
Fertility Requirement Medium
Fire Tolerance Medium
Frost Free Days, Minimum 165
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use Medium
pH, Minimum 5.0
pH, Maximum 7.2
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum
Precipitation, Minimum 32
Precipitation, Maximum 55
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 10
Salinity Tolerance None
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -13
Reproduction
Bloom Period Mid Summer
Commercial Availability No Known Source
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall
Fruit/Seed Persistence Yes
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 No
Seed per Pound 800000
Seed Spread Rate Moderate
Seedling Vigor Medium
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate Slow
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product No
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product No
Palatable Browse Animal
Palatable Graze Animal
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 12/21/2014 09:21 PM MST