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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Macroptilium atropurpureum (Moc. & Sessé ex DC.) Urb.
purple bushbean
MAAT80

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit VI, FB   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Moderate   Growth Form Thicket Forming
Bloat None   Growth Rate Rapid
C:N Ratio Medium   Height at Base Age, Maximum
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 4.0
Fall Conspicuous Yes   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention Yes
Flower Color Purple   Lifespan Short
Flower Conspicuous Yes   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Dark Green   Nitrogen Fixation Medium
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense   Resprout Ability No
Foliage Porosity Winter Moderate   Shape and Orientation Climbing
Foliage Texture Fine   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Brown      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use Low
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 5.0
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 8.0
Anaerobic Tolerance Medium   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 1200
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 1700
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 15
Drought Tolerance Medium   Precipitation, Maximum 111
Fertility Requirement Medium   Root Depth, Minimum 24
Fire Tolerance None   Salinity Tolerance Medium
Frost Free Days, Minimum 365   Shade Tolerance Intermediate
Hedge Tolerance Low   Temperature, Minimum (°F) 23
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Indeterminate   Propagated By Cuttings Yes
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   Propagated By Seed No
Fruit/Seed Abundance Low   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Year Round   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Year Round   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence No   Seed Per Pound 34019
Propagated By Bare Root No   Seed Spread Rate Moderate
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor High
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 High
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal High
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human No
Fuelwood Product   Post Product No
Lumber Product No   Protein Potential High
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product Yes   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 04/04/2020 05:29 AM CDT