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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Desmodium tortuosum (Sw.) DC.
dixie ticktrefoil
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Summary
Duration AN, PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit SS, FB   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Single Crown
Bloat Low   Growth Rate Rapid
C:N Ratio Low   Height at Base Age, Maximum
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 9.0
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color Blue   Lifespan Moderate
Flower Conspicuous Yes   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation Low
Foliage Porosity Summer Moderate   Resprout Ability No
Foliage Porosity Winter   Shape and Orientation Erect
Foliage Texture Medium   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 5.0
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 7.2
Anaerobic Tolerance None   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum
CaCO3 Tolerance Low   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 20
Drought Tolerance High   Precipitation, Maximum 80
Fertility Requirement Low   Root Depth, Minimum 6
Fire Tolerance Low   Salinity Tolerance None
Frost Free Days, Minimum 120   Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Hedge Tolerance None   Temperature, Minimum (°F) 17
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Summer   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability No Known Source   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance High   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Fall   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Winter   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence Yes   Seed Per Pound 200640
Propagated By Bare Root No   Seed Spread Rate Rapid
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor High
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 Low
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human No
Fuelwood Product   Post Product No
Lumber Product No   Protein Potential
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product No   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 12/13/2019 05:54 AM CST