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Distichlis spicata (L.) Greene
saltgrass
DISP

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring, Summer, Fall
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Slow
Bloat None
C:N Ratio High
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuous No
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Porous
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous
Foliage Texture Medium
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
Growth Form Rhizomatous
Growth Rate Slow
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 1.1
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Long
Low Growing Grass Yes
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Semi-Erect
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils No
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance High
CaCO3 Tolerance High
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance Medium
Fertility Requirement Medium
Fire Tolerance High
Frost Free Days, Minimum 80
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use Medium
pH, Minimum 6.4
pH, Maximum 10.0
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum 11000
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum 43000
Precipitation, Minimum 5
Precipitation, Maximum 70
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 2
Salinity Tolerance High
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -35
Reproduction
Bloom Period Mid Summer
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
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 No
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs Yes
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 519000
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Seedling Vigor Low
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate Moderate
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product No
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product No
Palatable Browse Animal Low
Palatable Graze Animal Low
Palatable Human No
Post Product No
Protein Potential Low
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 04/23/2014 03:22 PM CDT