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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Krameria erecta Willd. ex Schult.
littleleaf ratany
KRER

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit SS, SH   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Moderate   Growth Form Multiple Stem
Bloat High   Growth Rate Slow
C:N Ratio High   Height at Base Age, Maximum 1
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 2.0
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant Yes   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color Purple   Lifespan Moderate
Flower Conspicuous Yes   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Gray-Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Porous   Resprout Ability No
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous   Shape and Orientation Rounded
Foliage Texture Fine   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Purple      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use Low
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 7.0
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils No   pH, Maximum 8.5
Anaerobic Tolerance None   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 10
CaCO3 Tolerance High   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 3500
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 4
Drought Tolerance High   Precipitation, Maximum 12
Fertility Requirement Low   Root Depth, Minimum 6
Fire Tolerance Medium   Salinity Tolerance Low
Frost Free Days, Minimum 250   Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Hedge Tolerance High   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -13
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Early Spring   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability Contracting Only   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence No   Seed Per Pound
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 None
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No   Palatable Browse Animal High
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal Medium
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human No
Fuelwood Product   Post Product No
Lumber Product No   Protein Potential Medium
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product Yes   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 06/15/2019 11:08 PM CDT