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Digitaria californica (Benth.) Henr.
Arizona cottontop
DICA8

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Rapid
Bloat None
C:N Ratio Medium
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color White
Flower Conspicuous No
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous
Foliage Texture Medium
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Bunch
Growth Rate Rapid
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 4.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Short
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Erect
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils No
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance None
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance High
Fertility Requirement High
Fire Tolerance Medium
Frost Free Days, Minimum 150
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use Low
pH, Minimum 7.5
pH, Maximum 8.3
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum
Precipitation, Minimum 5
Precipitation, Maximum 14
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 10
Salinity Tolerance Medium
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -13
Reproduction
Bloom Period Late Summer
Commercial Availability Field Collections Only
Fruit/Seed Abundance Low
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root No
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container No
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 1002000
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Seedling Vigor High
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate None
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product Yes
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product No
Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Palatable Graze Animal High
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential Low
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 10/21/2014 11:59 AM CDT