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Big Cordgrass

Big Cordgrass Basics

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

Big Cordgrass Morphology and Physiology

Active Growth PeriodSpring and Summer
After Harvest Regrowth RateSlow
AllelopathNo
BloatNone
C:N RatioMedium
Coppice PotentialNo
Fall ConspicuousNo
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Foliage Porosity SummerDense
Foliage Porosity WinterModerate
Foliage TextureCoarse
Fruit Seed ColorBrown
Fruit Seed ConspicuousNo
Growth FormRhizomatous
Growth RateModerate
Height Mature feet8
Leaf RetentionNo
LifespanLong
Low Growing GrassYes
Resprout AbilityNo
ErectErect
ToxicityNone

Big Cordgrass Growing Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Fine Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Medium Textured SoilsYes
Anaerobic ToleranceHigh
CaCO3 ToleranceMedium
Cold Stratification RequiredNo
Drought ToleranceNone
Frost Free Days (Minimum)210
pH Minimum5.8
pH Maximum7.5
Planting Density per Acre (Minimum)2700
Planting Density per Acre (Maximum)11000
Precipitation Minimum40
Precipitation Maximum60
Root Depth (Minimum inches)20
Salinity ToleranceHigh
Shade ToleranceIntolerant
Shade ToleranceIntolerant
Minimum Temperature (F)-3

Big Cordgrass Reproduction

Bloom PeriodSpring
Commercial AvailabilityRoutinely Available
Fruit Seed AbundanceLow
Fruit Seed Period BeginsSummer
Fruit Seed Period EndsFall
Fruit Seed PersistancesNo
Propagated by Bare RootYes
Propagated by BulbsNo
Propagated by ContainerNo
Propagated by CormsNo
Propagated by CuttingsNo
Propagated by SeedNo
Propagated by SodNo
Propagated by SprigsYes
Propagated by TubersNo
Seed Spread RateSlow
Seedling VigorLow
Seedling VigorLow
Small GrainNo
Vegetative Spread RateRapid

Big Cordgrass Edibility and Other Uses

Berry/Nut Seed ProductNo
Christmas Tree ProductNo
Fodder ProductNo
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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Big Cordgrass

Big Cordgrass grows like a Graminoid. Big Cordgrass is an Perennial. Big Cordgrass is Native to U.S.. Big Cordgrass has a National Wetland Indicator Status of: OBL. Spring and Summer is when Big Cordgrass is actively growing. Big Cordgrass has a Slow growth rate after harvest. Big Cordgrass is not an allelopath. Big Cordgrass has a Medium C:N Ratio. Big Cordgrass has a coppice potential of No. Big Cordgrass is not fall conspicuous. Big Cordgrass has a Yellow colored flower. Big Cordgrass has Green colored foliage. In the summertime, Big Cordgrass has a Dense foliage porosity. In the wintertime, Big Cordgrass has a Moderate foliage porosity. Big Cordgrass has a Coarse foliage texture. Seeds of Big Cordgrass are Brown. Seeds of Big Cordgrass are No conspicuous. Big Cordgrass grows as a Rhizomatous. The growth rate of Big Cordgrass is Moderate. The mature height of Big Cordgrass is 8 feet. The lifespan of Big Cordgrass is Long. The shape and orientation of Big Cordgrass is Erect. Big Cordgrass is adapted to coarse textured soils. Big Cordgrass is adapted to fine textured soils. Big Cordgrass is adapted to medium textured soils. The anaerobic tolerance of Big Cordgrass is High. The CaCO3 tolerance of Big Cordgrass is Medium. Big Cordgrass does not require cold stratification. The drought tolerance of Big Cordgrass is None. Big Cordgrass requires a minimum of 210 frost free days per year. The minimum pH of Big Cordgrass is 5.8. The maximum pH of Big Cordgrass is 7.5. The minimum planting density per acre of Big Cordgrass is 2700. The maximum planting density per acre of Big Cordgrass is 11000. The minimum Precipitation that Big Cordgrass requires is 40. The maximum Precipitation that Big Cordgrass can handle is 60. The minimum root depth of Big Cordgrass is 20 inches. The salininty tolerance of Big Cordgrass is High. The shade tolerance of Big Cordgrass is Intolerant. The shade tolerance of Big Cordgrass is Intolerant. The minimum temperature that Big Cordgrass requires is -3. The bloom period of Big Cordgrass is Spring. The commerical availability of Big Cordgrass is Routinely Available. The fruit seed abundance of Big Cordgrass is Low. The fruit seed period of Big Cordgrass begins Summer. The fruit seed period of Big Cordgrass ends Fall. The fruit seed persistance of Big Cordgrass is No. Big Cordgrass is propagated by bare roots. Big Cordgrass is propagated by bulbs. Big Cordgrass is not propagated by container. Big Cordgrass is not propagated by corms. Big Cordgrass is not propagated by cuttings. Big Cordgrass is not propagated by seed. Big Cordgrass is not propagated by sod. Big Cordgrass is propagated by sprig. Big Cordgrass is not propagated by tubers. Big Cordgrass has a Slow seed spread rate. Big Cordgrass has a Low seedling vigor. Big Cordgrass has a Low seedling vigor. Big Cordgrass does not have a small grain. Big Cordgrass has a Rapid vegatative spread rate. Big Cordgrass does not have a berry/nut seed product. Big Cordgrass is not viable as a Christmas Tree. Big Cordgrass does not make a good fodder product. Big Cordgrass does not make a good fuel wood product. Big Cordgrass does not make a good lumber product. Big Cordgrass does not make a naval store product. Big Cordgrass is not palatable to browse animals. Big Cordgrass is not palatable to grazing animals. Big Cordgrass is not palatable to humans. Big Cordgrass does not make a pulpwood product. Big Cordgrass does not make a veneer product. Big Cordgrass is of the category, Monocot.
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