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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Laguncularia racemosa (L.) C.F. Gaertn.
white mangrove
LARA2

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit TR, SH   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Fall, Winter and Spring   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form
Bloat None   Growth Rate Rapid
C:N Ratio   Height at Base Age, Maximum 75
Coppice Potential Yes   Height at Maturity 50.0
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention Yes
Flower Color White   Lifespan Moderate
Flower Conspicuous No   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense   Resprout Ability Yes
Foliage Porosity Winter Dense   Shape and Orientation Rounded
Foliage Texture Coarse   Toxicity Slight
Fruit/Seed Color Green      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use High
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 6.0
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 8.5
Anaerobic Tolerance Medium   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 320
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 640
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 41
Drought Tolerance Low   Precipitation, Maximum 92
Fertility Requirement Low   Root Depth, Minimum 36
Fire Tolerance Low   Salinity Tolerance High
Frost Free Days, Minimum 365   Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Hedge Tolerance Low   Temperature, Minimum (°F) 40
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Spring   Propagated By Cuttings Yes
Commercial Availability   Propagated By Seed No
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
Propagated By Bare Root No   Seed Spread Rate Slow
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor Medium
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
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human Yes
Fuelwood Product Medium   Post Product Yes
Lumber Product Yes   Protein Potential
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product No   Veneer Product Yes
 
 
Time Generated: 10/21/2018 06:23 AM CDT