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Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash)

Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) Basics

Grows LikeGraminoid
DurationPerennial
U.S. NativeNative to U.S.
PLANTS Invasive StatusSWSS
National Wetland Indicator StatusUPL, FACW

Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) Morphology and Physiology

Active Growth PeriodSummer and Fall
After Harvest Regrowth RateModerate
AllelopathNo
BloatNone
C:N RatioLow
Coppice PotentialNo
Fall ConspicuousNo
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Foliage Porosity SummerDense
Foliage Porosity WinterPorous
Foliage TextureCoarse
Fruit Seed ColorBrown
Fruit Seed ConspicuousNo
Growth FormBunch
Growth RateRapid
Height Mature feet5
Leaf RetentionNo
LifespanLong
Low Growing GrassNo
Resprout AbilityNo
ErectErect
ToxicityNone

Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) Growing Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Fine Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Medium Textured SoilsYes
Anaerobic ToleranceLow
CaCO3 ToleranceHigh
Cold Stratification RequiredNo
Drought ToleranceMedium
Frost Free Days (Minimum)120
pH Minimum5
pH Maximum8
Precipitation Minimum15
Precipitation Maximum45
Root Depth (Minimum inches)24
Salinity ToleranceMedium
Shade ToleranceIntolerant
Shade ToleranceIntolerant
Minimum Temperature (F)-33

Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) Reproduction

Bloom PeriodFall
Commercial AvailabilityRoutinely Available
Fruit Seed AbundanceHigh
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 Pound174720
Seed Spread RateSlow
Seedling VigorMedium
Seedling VigorMedium
Small GrainNo
Vegetative Spread RateModerate

Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) Edibility and Other Uses

Berry/Nut Seed ProductNo
Christmas Tree ProductNo
Fodder ProductYes
Fuelwood ProductNone
Lumber ProductNo
Naval Store ProductNo
Palatable to a Browse AnimalMedium
Palatable to a Grazing AnimalHigh
Palatable to a HumanNo
Pulpwood ProductNo
Veneer ProductNo
CategoryMonocot
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Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash)

Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) grows like a Graminoid. Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) is an Perennial. Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) is Native to U.S.. Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) has a PLANTS Invasive Status of: SWSS. Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) has a National Wetland Indicator Status of: UPL, FACW. Summer and Fall is when Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) is actively growing. Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) has a Moderate growth rate after harvest. Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) is not an allelopath. Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) has a Low C:N Ratio. Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) has a coppice potential of No. Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) is not fall conspicuous. Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) has a Yellow colored flower. Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) has Green colored foliage. In the summertime, Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) has a Dense foliage porosity. In the wintertime, Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) has a Porous foliage porosity. Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) has a Coarse foliage texture. Seeds of Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) are Brown. Seeds of Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) are No conspicuous. Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) grows as a Bunch. The growth rate of Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) is Rapid. The mature height of Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) is 5 feet. The lifespan of Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) is Long. The shape and orientation of Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) is Erect. Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) is adapted to coarse textured soils. Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) is adapted to fine textured soils. Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) is adapted to medium textured soils. The anaerobic tolerance of Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) is Low. The CaCO3 tolerance of Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) is High. Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) does not require cold stratification. The drought tolerance of Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) is Medium. Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) requires a minimum of 120 frost free days per year. The minimum pH of Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) is 5. The maximum pH of Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) is 8. The minimum Precipitation that Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) requires is 15. The maximum Precipitation that Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) can handle is 45. The minimum root depth of Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) is 24 inches. The salininty tolerance of Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) is Medium. The shade tolerance of Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) is Intolerant. The shade tolerance of Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) is Intolerant. The minimum temperature that Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) requires is -33. The bloom period of Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) is Fall. The commerical availability of Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) is Routinely Available. The fruit seed abundance of Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) is High. The fruit seed period of Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) begins Fall. The fruit seed period of Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) ends Fall. The fruit seed persistance of Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) is No. Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) is not propagated by bare roots. Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) is not propagated by bulbs. Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) is not propagated by container. Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) is not propagated by corms. Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) is not propagated by cuttings. Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) is propagated by seed. Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) is not propagated by sod. Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) is not propagated by sprig. Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) is not propagated by tubers. Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) can generally yield 174720 seeds per pound of seeds. Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) has a Slow seed spread rate. Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) has a Medium seedling vigor. Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) has a Medium seedling vigor. Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) does not have a small grain. Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) has a Moderate vegatative spread rate. Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) does not have a berry/nut seed product. Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) is not viable as a Christmas Tree. Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) makes a good fodder product. Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) does not make a good fuel wood product. Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) does not make a good lumber product. Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) does not make a naval store product. Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) is not palatable to browse animals. Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) is not palatable to grazing animals. Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) is not palatable to humans. Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) does not make a pulpwood product. Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) does not make a veneer product. Indiangrass (Sorghastrum Nutans (L.) Nash) is of the category, Monocot.
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