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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Tradescantia virginiana L.
Virginia spiderwort
TRVI

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit FB   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N), CAN (I)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Slow   Growth Form Single Stem
Bloat None   Growth Rate Rapid
C:N Ratio   Height at Base Age, Maximum
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 1.1
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color Blue   Lifespan Short
Flower Conspicuous Yes   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Porous   Resprout Ability No
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous   Shape and Orientation Erect
Foliage Texture Medium   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Black      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils No   Moisture Use Medium
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 4.0
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 8.0
Anaerobic Tolerance None   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 10912
CaCO3 Tolerance Low   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 19360
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 25
Drought Tolerance Medium   Precipitation, Maximum 55
Fertility Requirement Low   Root Depth, Minimum 4
Fire Tolerance None   Salinity Tolerance None
Frost Free Days, Minimum 100   Shade Tolerance Intermediate
Hedge Tolerance None   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -38
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Spring   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability No Known Source   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance Low   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Spring   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence No   Seed Per Pound 1750000
Propagated By Bare Root Yes   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 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
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product No   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 03/31/2020 06:37 AM CDT