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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Plantago major L.
common plantain
PLMA2

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit FB   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status (I), L48 (I), AK (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I), CAN (I), GL (I), SPM (I)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Moderate   Growth Form Single Crown
Bloat None   Growth Rate Moderate
C:N Ratio Medium   Height at Base Age, Maximum
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 0.3
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color Green   Lifespan Short
Flower Conspicuous No   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense   Resprout Ability No
Foliage Porosity Winter Moderate   Shape and Orientation Prostrate
Foliage Texture Medium   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Green      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use Medium
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 4.8
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 7.3
Anaerobic Tolerance Low   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 11000
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 18000
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 16
Drought Tolerance Medium   Precipitation, Maximum 60
Fertility Requirement Low   Root Depth, Minimum 4
Fire Tolerance High   Salinity Tolerance Low
Frost Free Days, Minimum 85   Shade Tolerance Intermediate
Hedge Tolerance None   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -38
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Late Spring   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium   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 Yes   Seed Per Pound 2552477
Propagated By Bare Root Yes   Seed Spread Rate Moderate
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor Medium
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate None
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No   Palatable Browse Animal Low
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal Low
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: 02/27/2020 09:51 PM CST