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Horsetail Paspalum

Horsetail Paspalum Basics

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

Horsetail Paspalum Morphology and Physiology

Active Growth PeriodSpring and Summer
After Harvest Regrowth RateModerate
AllelopathNo
BloatNone
Coppice PotentialNo
Fall ConspicuousNo
Flower ColorGreen
Foliage ColorGray-Green
Foliage Porosity SummerPorous
Foliage Porosity WinterPorous
Foliage TextureFine
Fruit Seed ColorYellow
Fruit Seed ConspicuousNo
Growth FormStoloniferous
Growth RateRapid
Height Mature feet2.5
Leaf RetentionNo
LifespanModerate
Low Growing GrassYes
Resprout AbilityNo
DecumbentDecumbent
ToxicityNone

Horsetail Paspalum Growing Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured SoilsNo
Adapted to Fine Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Medium Textured SoilsYes
Anaerobic ToleranceHigh
CaCO3 ToleranceMedium
Cold Stratification RequiredNo
Drought ToleranceNone
Frost Free Days (Minimum)190
pH Minimum6
pH Maximum7.5
Planting Density per Acre (Minimum)3450
Planting Density per Acre (Maximum)10912
Precipitation Minimum40
Precipitation Maximum64
Root Depth (Minimum inches)4
Salinity ToleranceLow
Shade ToleranceIntermediate
Shade ToleranceIntermediate
Minimum Temperature (F)-23

Horsetail Paspalum Reproduction

Bloom PeriodLate Summer
Commercial AvailabilityNo Known Source
Fruit Seed AbundanceMedium
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 SprigsYes
Propagated by TubersNo
Seed per Pound163560
Seed Spread RateRapid
Seedling VigorMedium
Seedling VigorMedium
Small GrainNo
Vegetative Spread RateModerate

Horsetail 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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Horsetail Paspalum

Horsetail Paspalum grows like a Graminoid. Horsetail Paspalum is an Annual. Horsetail Paspalum is Native to U.S.. Horsetail Paspalum has a National Wetland Indicator Status of: OBL. Spring and Summer is when Horsetail Paspalum is actively growing. Horsetail Paspalum has a Moderate growth rate after harvest. Horsetail Paspalum is not an allelopath. Horsetail Paspalum has a coppice potential of No. Horsetail Paspalum is not fall conspicuous. Horsetail Paspalum has a Green colored flower. Horsetail Paspalum has Gray-Green colored foliage. In the summertime, Horsetail Paspalum has a Porous foliage porosity. In the wintertime, Horsetail Paspalum has a Porous foliage porosity. Horsetail Paspalum has a Fine foliage texture. Seeds of Horsetail Paspalum are Yellow. Seeds of Horsetail Paspalum are No conspicuous. Horsetail Paspalum grows as a Stoloniferous. The growth rate of Horsetail Paspalum is Rapid. The mature height of Horsetail Paspalum is 2.5 feet. The lifespan of Horsetail Paspalum is Moderate. The shape and orientation of Horsetail Paspalum is Decumbent. Horsetail Paspalum is not adapted to coarse textured soils. Horsetail Paspalum is adapted to fine textured soils. Horsetail Paspalum is adapted to medium textured soils. The anaerobic tolerance of Horsetail Paspalum is High. The CaCO3 tolerance of Horsetail Paspalum is Medium. Horsetail Paspalum does not require cold stratification. The drought tolerance of Horsetail Paspalum is None. Horsetail Paspalum requires a minimum of 190 frost free days per year. The minimum pH of Horsetail Paspalum is 6. The maximum pH of Horsetail Paspalum is 7.5. The minimum planting density per acre of Horsetail Paspalum is 3450. The maximum planting density per acre of Horsetail Paspalum is 10912. The minimum Precipitation that Horsetail Paspalum requires is 40. The maximum Precipitation that Horsetail Paspalum can handle is 64. The minimum root depth of Horsetail Paspalum is 4 inches. The salininty tolerance of Horsetail Paspalum is Low. The shade tolerance of Horsetail Paspalum is Intermediate. The shade tolerance of Horsetail Paspalum is Intermediate. The minimum temperature that Horsetail Paspalum requires is -23. The bloom period of Horsetail Paspalum is Late Summer. The commerical availability of Horsetail Paspalum is No Known Source. The fruit seed abundance of Horsetail Paspalum is Medium. The fruit seed period of Horsetail Paspalum begins Summer. The fruit seed period of Horsetail Paspalum ends Fall. The fruit seed persistance of Horsetail Paspalum is No. Horsetail Paspalum is not propagated by bare roots. Horsetail Paspalum is not propagated by bulbs. Horsetail Paspalum is not propagated by container. Horsetail Paspalum is not propagated by corms. Horsetail Paspalum is not propagated by cuttings. Horsetail Paspalum is propagated by seed. Horsetail Paspalum is not propagated by sod. Horsetail Paspalum is propagated by sprig. Horsetail Paspalum is not propagated by tubers. Horsetail Paspalum can generally yield 163560 seeds per pound of seeds. Horsetail Paspalum has a Rapid seed spread rate. Horsetail Paspalum has a Medium seedling vigor. Horsetail Paspalum has a Medium seedling vigor. Horsetail Paspalum does not have a small grain. Horsetail Paspalum has a Moderate vegatative spread rate. Horsetail Paspalum does not have a berry/nut seed product. Horsetail Paspalum is not viable as a Christmas Tree. Horsetail Paspalum does not make a good fodder product. Horsetail Paspalum does not make a good fuel wood product. Horsetail Paspalum does not make a good lumber product. Horsetail Paspalum does not make a naval store product. Horsetail Paspalum is not palatable to browse animals. Horsetail Paspalum is not palatable to grazing animals. Horsetail Paspalum is not palatable to humans. Horsetail Paspalum does not make a pulpwood product. Horsetail Paspalum does not make a veneer product. Horsetail Paspalum is of the category, Monocot.
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