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Gulf Cordgrass

Gulf Cordgrass Basics

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

Gulf Cordgrass Morphology and Physiology

Active Growth PeriodSpring
After Harvest Regrowth RateSlow
AllelopathNo
BloatNone
C:N RatioLow
Coppice PotentialNo
Fall ConspicuousNo
Flower ColorGreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Foliage Porosity SummerModerate
Foliage Porosity WinterPorous
Foliage TextureFine
Fruit Seed ColorBrown
Fruit Seed ConspicuousYes
Growth FormBunch
Growth RateModerate
Height Mature feet6.6
Leaf RetentionNo
LifespanLong
Low Growing GrassNo
Resprout AbilityNo
ErectErect
ToxicityNone

Gulf Cordgrass Growing Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Fine Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Medium Textured SoilsYes
Anaerobic ToleranceMedium
CaCO3 ToleranceMedium
Cold Stratification RequiredNo
Drought ToleranceMedium
Frost Free Days (Minimum)250
pH Minimum5.5
pH Maximum7.5
Planting Density per Acre (Minimum)2728
Planting Density per Acre (Maximum)3700
Precipitation Minimum40
Precipitation Maximum50
Root Depth (Minimum inches)18
Salinity ToleranceHigh
Shade ToleranceIntolerant
Shade ToleranceIntolerant
Minimum Temperature (F)17

Gulf Cordgrass Reproduction

Bloom PeriodLate Summer
Commercial AvailabilityRoutinely Available
Fruit Seed AbundanceHigh
Fruit Seed Period BeginsSpring
Fruit Seed Period EndsSummer
Fruit Seed PersistancesYes
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 Spread RateModerate
Seedling VigorHigh
Seedling VigorHigh
Small GrainNo
Vegetative Spread RateNone

Gulf Cordgrass Edibility and Other Uses

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

Gulf Cordgrass grows like a Graminoid. Gulf Cordgrass is an Perennial. Gulf Cordgrass is Native to U.S.. Gulf Cordgrass has a National Wetland Indicator Status of: FACW+, OBL. Spring is when Gulf Cordgrass is actively growing. Gulf Cordgrass has a Slow growth rate after harvest. Gulf Cordgrass is not an allelopath. Gulf Cordgrass has a Low C:N Ratio. Gulf Cordgrass has a coppice potential of No. Gulf Cordgrass is not fall conspicuous. Gulf Cordgrass has a Green colored flower. Gulf Cordgrass has Green colored foliage. In the summertime, Gulf Cordgrass has a Moderate foliage porosity. In the wintertime, Gulf Cordgrass has a Porous foliage porosity. Gulf Cordgrass has a Fine foliage texture. Seeds of Gulf Cordgrass are Brown. Seeds of Gulf Cordgrass are Yes conspicuous. Gulf Cordgrass grows as a Bunch. The growth rate of Gulf Cordgrass is Moderate. The mature height of Gulf Cordgrass is 6.6 feet. The lifespan of Gulf Cordgrass is Long. The shape and orientation of Gulf Cordgrass is Erect. Gulf Cordgrass is adapted to coarse textured soils. Gulf Cordgrass is adapted to fine textured soils. Gulf Cordgrass is adapted to medium textured soils. The anaerobic tolerance of Gulf Cordgrass is Medium. The CaCO3 tolerance of Gulf Cordgrass is Medium. Gulf Cordgrass does not require cold stratification. The drought tolerance of Gulf Cordgrass is Medium. Gulf Cordgrass requires a minimum of 250 frost free days per year. The minimum pH of Gulf Cordgrass is 5.5. The maximum pH of Gulf Cordgrass is 7.5. The minimum planting density per acre of Gulf Cordgrass is 2728. The maximum planting density per acre of Gulf Cordgrass is 3700. The minimum Precipitation that Gulf Cordgrass requires is 40. The maximum Precipitation that Gulf Cordgrass can handle is 50. The minimum root depth of Gulf Cordgrass is 18 inches. The salininty tolerance of Gulf Cordgrass is High. The shade tolerance of Gulf Cordgrass is Intolerant. The shade tolerance of Gulf Cordgrass is Intolerant. The minimum temperature that Gulf Cordgrass requires is 17. The bloom period of Gulf Cordgrass is Late Summer. The commerical availability of Gulf Cordgrass is Routinely Available. The fruit seed abundance of Gulf Cordgrass is High. The fruit seed period of Gulf Cordgrass begins Spring. The fruit seed period of Gulf Cordgrass ends Summer. The fruit seed persistance of Gulf Cordgrass is Yes. Gulf Cordgrass is not propagated by bare roots. Gulf Cordgrass is not propagated by bulbs. Gulf Cordgrass is not propagated by container. Gulf Cordgrass is not propagated by corms. Gulf Cordgrass is not propagated by cuttings. Gulf Cordgrass is propagated by seed. Gulf Cordgrass is not propagated by sod. Gulf Cordgrass is propagated by sprig. Gulf Cordgrass is not propagated by tubers. Gulf Cordgrass has a Moderate seed spread rate. Gulf Cordgrass has a High seedling vigor. Gulf Cordgrass has a High seedling vigor. Gulf Cordgrass does not have a small grain. Gulf Cordgrass has a None vegatative spread rate. Gulf Cordgrass does not have a berry/nut seed product. Gulf Cordgrass is not viable as a Christmas Tree. Gulf Cordgrass does not make a good fodder product. Gulf Cordgrass does not make a good fuel wood product. Gulf Cordgrass does not make a good lumber product. Gulf Cordgrass does not make a naval store product. Gulf Cordgrass is not palatable to grazing animals. Gulf Cordgrass is not palatable to humans. Gulf Cordgrass does not make a pulpwood product. Gulf Cordgrass does not make a veneer product. Gulf Cordgrass is of the category, Monocot.
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