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Guineagrass

Guineagrass Basics

Grows LikeGraminoid
DurationPerennial
U.S. NativeIntroduced to U.S.

Guineagrass Morphology and Physiology

Active Growth PeriodSummer and Fall
After Harvest Regrowth RateSlow
AllelopathNo
BloatNone
C:N RatioMedium
Coppice PotentialNo
Fall ConspicuousNo
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Foliage Porosity SummerDense
Foliage Porosity WinterModerate
Foliage TextureMedium
Fruit Seed ColorBrown
Fruit Seed ConspicuousNo
Growth FormBunch
Growth RateRapid
Height Mature feet5
Leaf RetentionNo
LifespanShort
Low Growing GrassNo
Resprout AbilityNo
ErectErect
ToxicityNone

Guineagrass Growing Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Fine Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Medium Textured SoilsYes
Anaerobic ToleranceNone
CaCO3 ToleranceLow
Cold Stratification RequiredNo
Drought ToleranceHigh
Frost Free Days (Minimum)300
pH Minimum5.2
pH Maximum6.9
Precipitation Minimum28
Precipitation Maximum100
Root Depth (Minimum inches)12
Salinity ToleranceNone
Shade ToleranceIntolerant
Shade ToleranceIntolerant
Minimum Temperature (F)22

Guineagrass Reproduction

Bloom PeriodMid 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 SprigsNo
Propagated by TubersNo
Seed per Pound1106000
Seed Spread RateModerate
Seedling VigorMedium
Seedling VigorMedium
Small GrainNo
Vegetative Spread RateNone

Guineagrass Edibility and Other Uses

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

Guineagrass grows like a Graminoid. Guineagrass is an Perennial. Guineagrass is Introduced to U.S.. Summer and Fall is when Guineagrass is actively growing. Guineagrass has a Slow growth rate after harvest. Guineagrass is not an allelopath. Guineagrass has a Medium C:N Ratio. Guineagrass has a coppice potential of No. Guineagrass is not fall conspicuous. Guineagrass has a Yellow colored flower. Guineagrass has Green colored foliage. In the summertime, Guineagrass has a Dense foliage porosity. In the wintertime, Guineagrass has a Moderate foliage porosity. Guineagrass has a Medium foliage texture. Seeds of Guineagrass are Brown. Seeds of Guineagrass are No conspicuous. Guineagrass grows as a Bunch. The growth rate of Guineagrass is Rapid. The mature height of Guineagrass is 5 feet. The lifespan of Guineagrass is Short. The shape and orientation of Guineagrass is Erect. Guineagrass is adapted to coarse textured soils. Guineagrass is adapted to fine textured soils. Guineagrass is adapted to medium textured soils. The anaerobic tolerance of Guineagrass is None. The CaCO3 tolerance of Guineagrass is Low. Guineagrass does not require cold stratification. The drought tolerance of Guineagrass is High. Guineagrass requires a minimum of 300 frost free days per year. The minimum pH of Guineagrass is 5.2. The maximum pH of Guineagrass is 6.9. The minimum Precipitation that Guineagrass requires is 28. The maximum Precipitation that Guineagrass can handle is 100. The minimum root depth of Guineagrass is 12 inches. The salininty tolerance of Guineagrass is None. The shade tolerance of Guineagrass is Intolerant. The shade tolerance of Guineagrass is Intolerant. The minimum temperature that Guineagrass requires is 22. The bloom period of Guineagrass is Mid Summer. The commerical availability of Guineagrass is Routinely Available. The fruit seed abundance of Guineagrass is Low. The fruit seed period of Guineagrass begins Summer. The fruit seed period of Guineagrass ends Fall. The fruit seed persistance of Guineagrass is No. Guineagrass is not propagated by bare roots. Guineagrass is not propagated by bulbs. Guineagrass is not propagated by container. Guineagrass is not propagated by corms. Guineagrass is not propagated by cuttings. Guineagrass is propagated by seed. Guineagrass is not propagated by sod. Guineagrass is not propagated by sprig. Guineagrass is not propagated by tubers. Guineagrass can generally yield 1106000 seeds per pound of seeds. Guineagrass has a Moderate seed spread rate. Guineagrass has a Medium seedling vigor. Guineagrass has a Medium seedling vigor. Guineagrass does not have a small grain. Guineagrass has a None vegatative spread rate. Guineagrass does not have a berry/nut seed product. Guineagrass is not viable as a Christmas Tree. Guineagrass makes a good fodder product. Guineagrass does not make a good fuel wood product. Guineagrass does not make a good lumber product. Guineagrass does not make a naval store product. Guineagrass is not palatable to browse animals. Guineagrass is not palatable to grazing animals. Guineagrass is not palatable to humans. Guineagrass does not make a pulpwood product. Guineagrass does not make a veneer product. Guineagrass is of the category, Monocot.
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