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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Paspalum vaginatum Sw.
seashore paspalum
PAVA

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit GR   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status (N), L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Summer   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Moderate   Growth Form Rhizomatous
Bloat None   Growth Rate Moderate
C:N Ratio Low   Height at Base Age, Maximum
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 0.1
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant Yes   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color Green   Lifespan Moderate
Flower Conspicuous No   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Porous   Resprout Ability No
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous   Shape and Orientation Prostrate
Foliage Texture Medium   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Yellow      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils No   Moisture Use High
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 5.1
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 6.7
Anaerobic Tolerance High   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum
CaCO3 Tolerance High   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 40
Drought Tolerance None   Precipitation, Maximum 60
Fertility Requirement Medium   Root Depth, Minimum 6
Fire Tolerance Low   Salinity Tolerance Medium
Frost Free Days, Minimum 269   Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Hedge Tolerance None   Temperature, Minimum (°F) 15
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Summer   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance Low   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 413000
Propagated By Bare Root No   Seed Spread Rate Moderate
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor Low
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 Medium
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
 

Paspalum vaginatum Sw.
seashore paspalum
PAVA
Cultivar: Tropic Shore

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit GR   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status (N), L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring, Summer, Fall   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Rapid   Growth Form Stoloniferous
Bloat None   Growth Rate Rapid
C:N Ratio Medium   Height at Base Age, Maximum
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 0.8
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant Yes   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color   Lifespan Moderate
Flower Conspicuous No   Low Growing Grass Yes
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Porous   Resprout Ability No
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous   Shape and Orientation Climbing
Foliage Texture Medium   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Yellow      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use High
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 5.5
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 8.0
Anaerobic Tolerance High   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 4800
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 40000
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 40
Drought Tolerance None   Precipitation, Maximum 70
Fertility Requirement Medium   Root Depth, Minimum 10
Fire Tolerance High   Salinity Tolerance High
Frost Free Days, Minimum 269   Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Hedge Tolerance None   Temperature, Minimum (°F) 15
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   Propagated By Seed No
Fruit/Seed Abundance   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin   Propagated By Sprigs Yes
Fruit/Seed Period End   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence No   Seed Per Pound
Propagated By Bare Root No   Seed Spread Rate None
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor
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 Low
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal Medium
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human No
Fuelwood Product   Post Product No
Lumber Product No   Protein Potential Low
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product No   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 09/18/2019 05:17 AM CDT