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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Ammophila arenaria (L.) Link
European beachgrass
AMAR4

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit GR   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status (I), L48 (I), HI (I), CAN (I)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Fall   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Slow   Growth Form Rhizomatous
Bloat None   Growth Rate Moderate
C:N Ratio Low   Height at Base Age, Maximum
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 2.0
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant Yes   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color Yellow   Lifespan Moderate
Flower Conspicuous No   Low Growing Grass Yes
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Moderate   Resprout Ability No
Foliage Porosity Winter Moderate   Shape and Orientation Erect
Foliage Texture Coarse   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Brown      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use Medium
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 6.0
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils No   pH, Maximum 8.5
Anaerobic Tolerance Low   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 10890
CaCO3 Tolerance High   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 43560
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 30
Drought Tolerance Medium   Precipitation, Maximum 60
Fertility Requirement Medium   Root Depth, Minimum 20
Fire Tolerance High   Salinity Tolerance Low
Frost Free Days, Minimum 175   Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Hedge Tolerance None   Temperature, Minimum (°F) 7
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Spring   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   Propagated By Seed No
Fruit/Seed Abundance Low   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Spring   Propagated By Sprigs Yes
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence No   Seed Per Pound 114000
Propagated By Bare Root Yes   Seed Spread Rate None
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor Low
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate Rapid
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No   Palatable Browse Animal Medium
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 Yes   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 11/14/2019 01:14 PM CST