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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Digitaria ciliaris (Retz.) Koeler
southern crabgrass
DICI
Cultivar: Red River

Summary
Duration AN Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit GR   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status (I,N), L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Summer and Fall   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Moderate   Growth Form Stoloniferous
Bloat None   Growth Rate Rapid
C:N Ratio Low   Height at Base Age, Maximum
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 0.9
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color Yellow   Lifespan
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 Decumbent
Foliage Texture Fine   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Brown      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use Medium
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 5.0
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 7.0
Anaerobic Tolerance Low   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 35
Drought Tolerance Low   Precipitation, Maximum 50
Fertility Requirement Medium   Root Depth, Minimum 5
Fire Tolerance None   Salinity Tolerance None
Frost Free Days, Minimum 190   Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Hedge Tolerance None   Temperature, Minimum (°F) 2
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Late Summer   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   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 Fall   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence No   Seed Per Pound 800000
Propagated By Bare Root No   Seed Spread Rate Rapid
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor Low
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate Rapid
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No   Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal High
Fodder Product Yes   Palatable Human No
Fuelwood Product   Post Product No
Lumber Product No   Protein Potential High
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product No   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 11/17/2019 10:52 AM CST