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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Eleocharis obtusa (Willd.) Schult.
blunt spikerush
ELOB2

Summary
Duration AN, PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit GR   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N), HI (N), CAN (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Rhizomatous
Bloat None   Growth Rate Moderate
C:N Ratio High   Height at Base Age, Maximum
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 1.6
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant Yes   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color Yellow   Lifespan Short
Flower Conspicuous No   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Dark Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Moderate   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 Medium
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 4.1
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 8.7
Anaerobic Tolerance Medium   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 2700
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 4800
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 18
Drought Tolerance Low   Precipitation, Maximum 60
Fertility Requirement Medium   Root Depth, Minimum 10
Fire Tolerance Medium   Salinity Tolerance None
Frost Free Days, Minimum 120   Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Hedge Tolerance None   Temperature, Minimum (°F) 37
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Summer   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Spring   Propagated By Sprigs Yes
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence Yes   Seed Per Pound 2834953
Propagated By Bare Root Yes   Seed Spread Rate Moderate
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor Medium
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate Moderate
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No   Palatable Browse Animal
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: 07/22/2018 11:24 AM CDT