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Alkali Cordgrass

Alkali Cordgrass Basics

Grows LikeGraminoid
DurationPerennial
U.S. NativeNative to U.S.
National Wetland Indicator StatusFACW

Alkali Cordgrass Morphology and Physiology

Active Growth PeriodSpring and Summer
After Harvest Regrowth RateSlow
AllelopathNo
BloatNone
C:N RatioHigh
Coppice PotentialNo
Fall ConspicuousNo
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Foliage Porosity SummerModerate
Foliage Porosity WinterPorous
Foliage TextureCoarse
Fruit Seed ColorBrown
Fruit Seed ConspicuousNo
Growth FormRhizomatous
Growth RateModerate
Height Mature feet3
Leaf RetentionNo
LifespanLong
Low Growing GrassYes
Resprout AbilityNo
ErectErect
ToxicityNone

Alkali Cordgrass Growing Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured SoilsNo
Adapted to Fine Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Medium Textured SoilsYes
Anaerobic ToleranceMedium
CaCO3 ToleranceHigh
Cold Stratification RequiredNo
Drought ToleranceMedium
Frost Free Days (Minimum)90
pH Minimum7
pH Maximum9.5
Planting Density per Acre (Minimum)2700
Planting Density per Acre (Maximum)4800
Precipitation Minimum12
Precipitation Maximum30
Root Depth (Minimum inches)14
Salinity ToleranceHigh
Shade ToleranceIntolerant
Shade ToleranceIntolerant
Minimum Temperature (F)-38

Alkali Cordgrass Reproduction

Bloom PeriodLate Summer
Commercial AvailabilityRoutinely Available
Fruit Seed AbundanceLow
Fruit Seed Period BeginsSummer
Fruit Seed Period EndsFall
Fruit Seed PersistancesNo
Propagated by Bare RootNo
Propagated by BulbsNo
Propagated by ContainerNo
Propagated by CormsNo
Propagated by CuttingsNo
Propagated by SeedYes
Propagated by SodNo
Propagated by SprigsYes
Propagated by TubersNo
Seed per Pound105000
Seed Spread RateSlow
Seedling VigorLow
Seedling VigorLow
Small GrainNo
Vegetative Spread RateModerate

Alkali Cordgrass Edibility and Other Uses

Berry/Nut Seed ProductNo
Christmas Tree ProductNo
Fodder ProductYes
Fuelwood ProductNone
Lumber ProductNo
Naval Store ProductNo
Palatable to a Browse AnimalLow
Palatable to a Grazing AnimalLow
Palatable to a HumanNo
Pulpwood ProductNo
Veneer ProductNo
CategoryMonocot
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Alkali Cordgrass

Alkali Cordgrass grows like a Graminoid. Alkali Cordgrass is an Perennial. Alkali Cordgrass is Native to U.S.. Alkali Cordgrass has a National Wetland Indicator Status of: FACW. Spring and Summer is when Alkali Cordgrass is actively growing. Alkali Cordgrass has a Slow growth rate after harvest. Alkali Cordgrass is not an allelopath. Alkali Cordgrass has a High C:N Ratio. Alkali Cordgrass has a coppice potential of No. Alkali Cordgrass is not fall conspicuous. Alkali Cordgrass has a Yellow colored flower. Alkali Cordgrass has Green colored foliage. In the summertime, Alkali Cordgrass has a Moderate foliage porosity. In the wintertime, Alkali Cordgrass has a Porous foliage porosity. Alkali Cordgrass has a Coarse foliage texture. Seeds of Alkali Cordgrass are Brown. Seeds of Alkali Cordgrass are No conspicuous. Alkali Cordgrass grows as a Rhizomatous. The growth rate of Alkali Cordgrass is Moderate. The mature height of Alkali Cordgrass is 3 feet. The lifespan of Alkali Cordgrass is Long. The shape and orientation of Alkali Cordgrass is Erect. Alkali Cordgrass is not adapted to coarse textured soils. Alkali Cordgrass is adapted to fine textured soils. Alkali Cordgrass is adapted to medium textured soils. The anaerobic tolerance of Alkali Cordgrass is Medium. The CaCO3 tolerance of Alkali Cordgrass is High. Alkali Cordgrass does not require cold stratification. The drought tolerance of Alkali Cordgrass is Medium. Alkali Cordgrass requires a minimum of 90 frost free days per year. The minimum pH of Alkali Cordgrass is 7. The maximum pH of Alkali Cordgrass is 9.5. The minimum planting density per acre of Alkali Cordgrass is 2700. The maximum planting density per acre of Alkali Cordgrass is 4800. The minimum Precipitation that Alkali Cordgrass requires is 12. The maximum Precipitation that Alkali Cordgrass can handle is 30. The minimum root depth of Alkali Cordgrass is 14 inches. The salininty tolerance of Alkali Cordgrass is High. The shade tolerance of Alkali Cordgrass is Intolerant. The shade tolerance of Alkali Cordgrass is Intolerant. The minimum temperature that Alkali Cordgrass requires is -38. The bloom period of Alkali Cordgrass is Late Summer. The commerical availability of Alkali Cordgrass is Routinely Available. The fruit seed abundance of Alkali Cordgrass is Low. The fruit seed period of Alkali Cordgrass begins Summer. The fruit seed period of Alkali Cordgrass ends Fall. The fruit seed persistance of Alkali Cordgrass is No. Alkali Cordgrass is not propagated by bare roots. Alkali Cordgrass is not propagated by bulbs. Alkali Cordgrass is not propagated by container. Alkali Cordgrass is not propagated by corms. Alkali Cordgrass is not propagated by cuttings. Alkali Cordgrass is propagated by seed. Alkali Cordgrass is not propagated by sod. Alkali Cordgrass is propagated by sprig. Alkali Cordgrass is not propagated by tubers. Alkali Cordgrass can generally yield 105000 seeds per pound of seeds. Alkali Cordgrass has a Slow seed spread rate. Alkali Cordgrass has a Low seedling vigor. Alkali Cordgrass has a Low seedling vigor. Alkali Cordgrass does not have a small grain. Alkali Cordgrass has a Moderate vegatative spread rate. Alkali Cordgrass does not have a berry/nut seed product. Alkali Cordgrass is not viable as a Christmas Tree. Alkali Cordgrass makes a good fodder product. Alkali Cordgrass does not make a good fuel wood product. Alkali Cordgrass does not make a good lumber product. Alkali Cordgrass does not make a naval store product. Alkali Cordgrass is not palatable to browse animals. Alkali Cordgrass is not palatable to grazing animals. Alkali Cordgrass is not palatable to humans. Alkali Cordgrass does not make a pulpwood product. Alkali Cordgrass does not make a veneer product. Alkali Cordgrass is of the category, Monocot.
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