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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Carex exserta Mack.
shorthair sedge
CAEX4

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit GR   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Slow   Growth Form Bunch
Bloat None   Growth Rate Slow
C:N Ratio Medium   Height at Base Age, Maximum
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 1.0
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color Brown   Lifespan Short
Flower Conspicuous No   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Porous   Resprout Ability No
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous   Shape and Orientation Erect
Foliage Texture Fine   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Brown      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use Low
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 6.0
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 8.0
Anaerobic Tolerance High   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 11000
CaCO3 Tolerance Low   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 18000
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 8
Drought Tolerance High   Precipitation, Maximum 14
Fertility Requirement Low   Root Depth, Minimum 8
Fire Tolerance High   Salinity Tolerance Medium
Frost Free Days, Minimum 140   Shade Tolerance Intermediate
Hedge Tolerance None   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -28
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Late Spring   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability No Known Source   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance Low   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer   Propagated By Sprigs Yes
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence No   Seed Per Pound
Propagated By Bare Root Yes   Seed Spread Rate Slow
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor Low
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate None
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No   Palatable Browse Animal Low
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal Medium
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human No
Fuelwood Product   Post Product No
Lumber Product No   Protein Potential Low
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product No   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 12/07/2019 08:01 PM CST