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Conservation Plant Characteristics

Sporobolus virginicus (L.) Kunth
seashore dropseed
SPVI3

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Year Round
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Moderate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio High
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Brown
Flower Conspicuous No
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Moderate
Foliage Porosity Winter Moderate
Foliage Texture Medium
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Rhizomatous
Growth Rate Moderate
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 2.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention Yes
Lifespan Long
Low Growing Grass Yes
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Decumbent
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance Medium
CaCO3 Tolerance High
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance High
Fertility Requirement Medium
Fire Tolerance Medium
Frost Free Days, Minimum 365
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use Low
pH, Minimum 6.0
pH, Maximum 8.0
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum 1000
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum 16000
Precipitation, Minimum 20
Precipitation, Maximum 40
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 18
Salinity Tolerance High
Shade Tolerance Intermediate
Temperature, Minimum (°F) 17
Reproduction
Bloom Period Summer
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance Low
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 Yes
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed No
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs Yes
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 2000000
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Seedling Vigor Medium
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate Moderate
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 Medium
Palatable Graze Animal Medium
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 04/19/2014 01:53 PM CDT