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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Iris fulva Ker Gawl.
copper iris
IRFU

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit FB   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Rhizomatous
Bloat None   Growth Rate Moderate
C:N Ratio Medium   Height at Base Age, Maximum
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 3.3
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color Red   Lifespan Moderate
Flower Conspicuous Yes   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Moderate   Resprout Ability No
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous   Shape and Orientation Erect
Foliage Texture Medium   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Green      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils No   Moisture Use High
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 5.0
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 8.5
Anaerobic Tolerance High   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 2728
CaCO3 Tolerance High   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 19360
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 40
Drought Tolerance Low   Precipitation, Maximum 65
Fertility Requirement Medium   Root Depth, Minimum 16
Fire Tolerance Medium   Salinity Tolerance None
Frost Free Days, Minimum 180   Shade Tolerance Tolerant
Hedge Tolerance None   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -24
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Mid Spring   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance High   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Spring   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer   Propagated By Tubers Yes
Fruit/Seed Persistence No   Seed Per Pound
Propagated By Bare Root No   Seed Spread Rate Slow
Propagated By Bulbs Yes   Seedling Vigor High
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate Moderate
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No   Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal Medium
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: 08/03/2020 10:11 PM CDT