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Ephedra nevadensis S. Watson
Nevada jointfir
EPNE

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Moderate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio High
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant Yes
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuous Yes
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Porous
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous
Foliage Texture Fine
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
Growth Form Multiple Stem
Growth Rate Moderate
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet) 3
Height, Mature (feet) 3.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention Yes
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 High
Cold Stratification Required No
Drought Tolerance None
Fertility Requirement Low
Fire Tolerance None
Frost Free Days, Minimum 150
Hedge Tolerance High
Moisture Use Low
pH, Minimum 7.0
pH, Maximum 8.5
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum 1200
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum 2700
Precipitation, Minimum 7
Precipitation, Maximum 15
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 6
Salinity Tolerance Medium
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -13
Reproduction
Bloom Period Spring
Commercial Availability Field Collections Only
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall
Fruit/Seed Persistence Yes
Propagated by Bare Root Yes
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container Yes
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings Yes
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 19000
Seed Spread Rate Moderate
Seedling Vigor Low
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate Slow
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 High
Palatable Graze Animal Low
Palatable Human Yes
Post Product No
Protein Potential Low
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 08/30/2014 02:35 PM MDT