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Conservation Plant Characteristics

Hesperostipa comata (Trin. & Rupr.) Barkworth ssp. comata
needle and thread
HECOC8

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Slow
Bloat None
C:N Ratio High
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color White
Flower Conspicuous No
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense
Foliage Porosity Winter Moderate
Foliage Texture Medium
Fruit/Seed Color White
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
Growth Form Thicket Forming
Growth Rate Moderate
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 3.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Moderate
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Semi-Erect
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils No
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance None
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium
Cold Stratification Required Yes
Drought Tolerance High
Fertility Requirement Low
Fire Tolerance High
Frost Free Days, Minimum 130
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use Low
pH, Minimum 6.6
pH, Maximum 8.4
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum
Precipitation, Minimum 5
Precipitation, Maximum 20
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 16
Salinity Tolerance None
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -38
Reproduction
Bloom Period Early Summer
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall
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 No
Seed per Pound 137857
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Seedling Vigor Low
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 High
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential Medium
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 04/17/2014 10:51 AM MDT