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Melilotus alba Medikus, orth. var.

MEAL12 (=MEOF)

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Slow
Bloat Medium
C:N Ratio Low
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color White
Flower Conspicuous Yes
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Porous
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous
Foliage Texture Coarse
Fruit/Seed Color Yellow
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Single Crown
Growth Rate Rapid
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 5.0
Known Allelopath Yes
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Short
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation Medium
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Erect
Toxicity Moderate
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance Low
CaCO3 Tolerance High
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance High
Fertility Requirement High
Fire Tolerance High
Frost Free Days, Minimum 120
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use Medium
pH, Minimum 6.5
pH, Maximum 8.0
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum
Precipitation, Minimum 17
Precipitation, Maximum 60
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 32
Salinity Tolerance High
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -38
Reproduction
Bloom Period Summer
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance High
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 No
Seed per Pound 258560
Seed Spread Rate Rapid
Seedling Vigor High
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 No
Post Product No
Protein Potential High
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 09/21/2014 06:16 AM MDT