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American Bistort

American Bistort Basics

Grows LikeForb/herb
DurationPerennial
U.S. NativeNative to U.S.
National Wetland Indicator StatusFAC, OBL

American Bistort Morphology and Physiology

Active Growth PeriodSpring and Summer
After Harvest Regrowth RateSlow
AllelopathNo
BloatNone
C:N RatioLow
Coppice PotentialNo
Fall ConspicuousNo
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Foliage Porosity SummerModerate
Foliage Porosity WinterPorous
Foliage TextureMedium
Fruit Seed ColorBrown
Fruit Seed ConspicuousNo
Growth FormRhizomatous
Growth RateModerate
Height Mature feet1.5
Leaf RetentionNo
LifespanModerate
Low Growing GrassNo
Resprout AbilityNo
ErectErect
ToxicityNone

American Bistort Growing Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Fine Textured SoilsNo
Adapted to Medium Textured SoilsYes
Anaerobic ToleranceMedium
CaCO3 ToleranceLow
Cold Stratification RequiredNo
Drought ToleranceNone
Frost Free Days (Minimum)80
pH Minimum6.5
pH Maximum8
Planting Density per Acre (Minimum)2700
Planting Density per Acre (Maximum)4800
Precipitation Minimum10
Precipitation Maximum30
Root Depth (Minimum inches)16
Salinity ToleranceNone
Shade ToleranceIntolerant
Shade ToleranceIntolerant
Minimum Temperature (F)-38

American Bistort Reproduction

Bloom PeriodMid Spring
Commercial AvailabilityNo Known Source
Fruit Seed AbundanceMedium
Fruit Seed Period BeginsSummer
Fruit Seed Period EndsSummer
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 Pound125000
Seed Spread RateSlow
Seedling VigorMedium
Seedling VigorMedium
Small GrainNo
Vegetative Spread RateModerate

American Bistort Edibility and Other Uses

Berry/Nut Seed ProductNo
Christmas Tree ProductNo
Fodder ProductNo
Fuelwood ProductNone
Lumber ProductNo
Naval Store ProductNo
Palatable to a HumanNo
Pulpwood ProductNo
Veneer ProductNo
CategoryDicot
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American Bistort

American Bistort grows like a Forb/herb. American Bistort is an Perennial. American Bistort is Native to U.S.. American Bistort has a National Wetland Indicator Status of: FAC, OBL. Spring and Summer is when American Bistort is actively growing. American Bistort has a Slow growth rate after harvest. American Bistort is not an allelopath. American Bistort has a Low C:N Ratio. American Bistort has a coppice potential of No. American Bistort is not fall conspicuous. American Bistort has a White colored flower. American Bistort has Green colored foliage. In the summertime, American Bistort has a Moderate foliage porosity. In the wintertime, American Bistort has a Porous foliage porosity. American Bistort has a Medium foliage texture. Seeds of American Bistort are Brown. Seeds of American Bistort are No conspicuous. American Bistort grows as a Rhizomatous. The growth rate of American Bistort is Moderate. The mature height of American Bistort is 1.5 feet. The lifespan of American Bistort is Moderate. The shape and orientation of American Bistort is Erect. American Bistort is adapted to coarse textured soils. American Bistort is not adapted to fine textured soils. American Bistort is adapted to medium textured soils. The anaerobic tolerance of American Bistort is Medium. The CaCO3 tolerance of American Bistort is Low. American Bistort does not require cold stratification. The drought tolerance of American Bistort is None. American Bistort requires a minimum of 80 frost free days per year. The minimum pH of American Bistort is 6.5. The maximum pH of American Bistort is 8. The minimum planting density per acre of American Bistort is 2700. The maximum planting density per acre of American Bistort is 4800. The minimum Precipitation that American Bistort requires is 10. The maximum Precipitation that American Bistort can handle is 30. The minimum root depth of American Bistort is 16 inches. The salininty tolerance of American Bistort is None. The shade tolerance of American Bistort is Intolerant. The shade tolerance of American Bistort is Intolerant. The minimum temperature that American Bistort requires is -38. The bloom period of American Bistort is Mid Spring. The commerical availability of American Bistort is No Known Source. The fruit seed abundance of American Bistort is Medium. The fruit seed period of American Bistort begins Summer. The fruit seed period of American Bistort ends Summer. The fruit seed persistance of American Bistort is No. American Bistort is not propagated by bare roots. American Bistort is not propagated by bulbs. American Bistort is not propagated by container. American Bistort is not propagated by corms. American Bistort is not propagated by cuttings. American Bistort is propagated by seed. American Bistort is not propagated by sod. American Bistort is propagated by sprig. American Bistort is not propagated by tubers. American Bistort can generally yield 125000 seeds per pound of seeds. American Bistort has a Slow seed spread rate. American Bistort has a Medium seedling vigor. American Bistort has a Medium seedling vigor. American Bistort does not have a small grain. American Bistort has a Moderate vegatative spread rate. American Bistort does not have a berry/nut seed product. American Bistort is not viable as a Christmas Tree. American Bistort does not make a good fodder product. American Bistort does not make a good fuel wood product. American Bistort does not make a good lumber product. American Bistort does not make a naval store product. American Bistort is not palatable to humans. American Bistort does not make a pulpwood product. American Bistort does not make a veneer product. American Bistort is of the category, Dicot.
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