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Field Paspalum

Field Paspalum Basics

Grows LikeGraminoid
DurationPerennial
U.S. NativeNative to U.S.
PLANTS Invasive StatusKY
National Wetland Indicator StatusFAC, FACW-

Field Paspalum Morphology and Physiology

Active Growth PeriodSpring and Summer
After Harvest Regrowth RateModerate
AllelopathNo
BloatNone
Coppice PotentialNo
Fall ConspicuousNo
Flower ColorGreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Foliage Porosity SummerModerate
Foliage Porosity WinterPorous
Foliage TextureFine
Fruit Seed ColorYellow
Fruit Seed ConspicuousNo
Growth FormBunch
Growth RateModerate
Height Mature feet2.9
Leaf RetentionNo
LifespanModerate
Low Growing GrassYes
Resprout AbilityNo
ErectErect
ToxicityNone

Field Paspalum Growing Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Fine Textured SoilsNo
Adapted to Medium Textured SoilsYes
Anaerobic ToleranceLow
CaCO3 ToleranceMedium
Cold Stratification RequiredNo
Drought ToleranceMedium
Frost Free Days (Minimum)150
pH Minimum4.5
pH Maximum7.5
Planting Density per Acre (Minimum)40912
Planting Density per Acre (Maximum)43560
Precipitation Minimum38
Precipitation Maximum59
Root Depth (Minimum inches)4
Salinity ToleranceNone
Shade ToleranceIntermediate
Shade ToleranceIntermediate
Minimum Temperature (F)-13

Field Paspalum Reproduction

Bloom PeriodLate Summer
Commercial AvailabilityNo Known Source
Fruit Seed AbundanceMedium
Fruit Seed Period BeginsFall
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 SprigsNo
Propagated by TubersNo
Seed per Pound287000
Seed Spread RateSlow
Seedling VigorMedium
Seedling VigorMedium
Small GrainNo
Vegetative Spread RateSlow

Field Paspalum Edibility and Other Uses

Berry/Nut Seed ProductNo
Christmas Tree ProductNo
Fodder ProductNo
Fuelwood ProductNone
Lumber ProductNo
Naval Store ProductNo
Palatable to a Browse AnimalHigh
Palatable to a Grazing AnimalHigh
Palatable to a HumanNo
Pulpwood ProductNo
Veneer ProductNo
CategoryMonocot
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Field Paspalum

Field Paspalum grows like a Graminoid. Field Paspalum is an Perennial. Field Paspalum is Native to U.S.. Field Paspalum has a PLANTS Invasive Status of: KY. Field Paspalum has a National Wetland Indicator Status of: FAC, FACW-. Spring and Summer is when Field Paspalum is actively growing. Field Paspalum has a Moderate growth rate after harvest. Field Paspalum is not an allelopath. Field Paspalum has a coppice potential of No. Field Paspalum is not fall conspicuous. Field Paspalum has a Green colored flower. Field Paspalum has Green colored foliage. In the summertime, Field Paspalum has a Moderate foliage porosity. In the wintertime, Field Paspalum has a Porous foliage porosity. Field Paspalum has a Fine foliage texture. Seeds of Field Paspalum are Yellow. Seeds of Field Paspalum are No conspicuous. Field Paspalum grows as a Bunch. The growth rate of Field Paspalum is Moderate. The mature height of Field Paspalum is 2.9 feet. The lifespan of Field Paspalum is Moderate. The shape and orientation of Field Paspalum is Erect. Field Paspalum is adapted to coarse textured soils. Field Paspalum is not adapted to fine textured soils. Field Paspalum is adapted to medium textured soils. The anaerobic tolerance of Field Paspalum is Low. The CaCO3 tolerance of Field Paspalum is Medium. Field Paspalum does not require cold stratification. The drought tolerance of Field Paspalum is Medium. Field Paspalum requires a minimum of 150 frost free days per year. The minimum pH of Field Paspalum is 4.5. The maximum pH of Field Paspalum is 7.5. The minimum planting density per acre of Field Paspalum is 40912. The maximum planting density per acre of Field Paspalum is 43560. The minimum Precipitation that Field Paspalum requires is 38. The maximum Precipitation that Field Paspalum can handle is 59. The minimum root depth of Field Paspalum is 4 inches. The salininty tolerance of Field Paspalum is None. The shade tolerance of Field Paspalum is Intermediate. The shade tolerance of Field Paspalum is Intermediate. The minimum temperature that Field Paspalum requires is -13. The bloom period of Field Paspalum is Late Summer. The commerical availability of Field Paspalum is No Known Source. The fruit seed abundance of Field Paspalum is Medium. The fruit seed period of Field Paspalum begins Fall. The fruit seed period of Field Paspalum ends Fall. The fruit seed persistance of Field Paspalum is No. Field Paspalum is not propagated by bare roots. Field Paspalum is not propagated by bulbs. Field Paspalum is not propagated by container. Field Paspalum is not propagated by corms. Field Paspalum is not propagated by cuttings. Field Paspalum is propagated by seed. Field Paspalum is not propagated by sod. Field Paspalum is not propagated by sprig. Field Paspalum is not propagated by tubers. Field Paspalum can generally yield 287000 seeds per pound of seeds. Field Paspalum has a Slow seed spread rate. Field Paspalum has a Medium seedling vigor. Field Paspalum has a Medium seedling vigor. Field Paspalum does not have a small grain. Field Paspalum has a Slow vegatative spread rate. Field Paspalum does not have a berry/nut seed product. Field Paspalum is not viable as a Christmas Tree. Field Paspalum does not make a good fodder product. Field Paspalum does not make a good fuel wood product. Field Paspalum does not make a good lumber product. Field Paspalum does not make a naval store product. Field Paspalum is not palatable to browse animals. Field Paspalum is not palatable to grazing animals. Field Paspalum is not palatable to humans. Field Paspalum does not make a pulpwood product. Field Paspalum does not make a veneer product. Field Paspalum is of the category, Monocot.
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