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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Piper methysticum G. Forst.
kava
PIME

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit SH   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status (I), HI (I)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Rhizomatous
Bloat None   Growth Rate
C:N Ratio High   Height at Base Age, Maximum 12
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 3.0
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color Yellow   Lifespan Short
Flower Conspicuous No   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer   Resprout Ability No
Foliage Porosity Winter   Shape and Orientation Erect
Foliage Texture Coarse   Toxicity Moderate
Fruit/Seed Color      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils No   Moisture Use
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils No   pH, Minimum 3.5
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils No   pH, Maximum 7.3
Anaerobic Tolerance Low   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 320
CaCO3 Tolerance   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 1280
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 60
Drought Tolerance Low   Precipitation, Maximum 250
Fertility Requirement High   Root Depth, Minimum 24
Fire Tolerance   Salinity Tolerance
Frost Free Days, Minimum 365   Shade Tolerance Intermediate
Hedge Tolerance Low   Temperature, Minimum (°F) 40
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period   Propagated By Cuttings Yes
Commercial Availability   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 Yes
Fruit/Seed Persistence No   Seed Per Pound 17085650
Propagated By Bare Root No   Seed Spread Rate Moderate
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor
Propagated By Container Yes   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms Yes   Vegetative Spread Rate
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No   Palatable Browse Animal
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal
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
 
 
Time Generated: 10/25/2020 12:18 AM CDT