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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Paspalum laeve Michx.
field paspalum
PALA10

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit GR   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Moderate   Growth Form Bunch
Bloat None   Growth Rate Moderate
C:N Ratio   Height at Base Age, Maximum
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 2.9
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color Green   Lifespan Moderate
Flower Conspicuous No   Low Growing Grass Yes
Foliage Color 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 Yellow      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use Medium
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 4.5
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils No   pH, Maximum 7.5
Anaerobic Tolerance Low   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 40912
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 43560
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 38
Drought Tolerance Medium   Precipitation, Maximum 59
Fertility Requirement Low   Root Depth, Minimum 4
Fire Tolerance Medium   Salinity Tolerance None
Frost Free Days, Minimum 150   Shade Tolerance Intermediate
Hedge Tolerance None   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -13
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Late Summer   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability No Known Source   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Fall   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence No   Seed Per Pound 287000
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 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 Medium
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product No   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 09/22/2019 01:56 AM CDT