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Astragalus agrestis Douglas ex G. Don
purple milkvetch
ASAG2

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Moderate
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 Fine
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
Growth Form Rhizomatous
Growth Rate Moderate
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 1.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Short
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation Medium
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Decumbent
Toxicity Slight
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils No
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils No
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance Medium
CaCO3 Tolerance Low
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance Low
Fertility Requirement Medium
Fire Tolerance High
Frost Free Days, Minimum 175
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use Low
pH, Minimum 6.3
pH, Maximum 7.7
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum
Precipitation, Minimum 8
Precipitation, Maximum 40
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 10
Salinity Tolerance None
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -33
Reproduction
Bloom Period Summer
Commercial Availability No Known Source
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 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 120000
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 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: 12/18/2017 02:30 PM CST