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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Eleocharis equisetoides (Elliott) Torr.
jointed spikesedge
ELEQ

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit GR   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N), CAN (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Summer and Fall   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Bunch
Bloat None   Growth Rate Moderate
C:N Ratio High   Height at Base Age, Maximum
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 3.2
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color Green   Lifespan Long
Flower Conspicuous No   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Porous   Resprout Ability No
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous   Shape and Orientation Erect
Foliage Texture   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Brown      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use High
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 5.0
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 7.0
Anaerobic Tolerance High   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 2700
CaCO3 Tolerance Low   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 4800
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 35
Drought Tolerance None   Precipitation, Maximum 60
Fertility Requirement Low   Root Depth, Minimum 8
Fire Tolerance High   Salinity Tolerance Low
Frost Free Days, Minimum 90   Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Hedge Tolerance None   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -33
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Mid Summer   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   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 Fall   Propagated By Tubers Yes
Fruit/Seed Persistence No   Seed Per Pound
Propagated By Bare Root No   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 Slow
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No   Palatable Browse Animal
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal
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: 09/22/2019 08:34 PM CDT