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Knotgrass

Knotgrass Basics

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

Knotgrass Morphology and Physiology

Active Growth PeriodSpring, Summer, Fall
After Harvest Regrowth RateModerate
AllelopathNo
BloatNone
C:N RatioMedium
Coppice PotentialNo
Fall ConspicuousNo
Flower ColorGreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Foliage Porosity SummerPorous
Foliage Porosity WinterDense
Foliage TextureFine
Fruit Seed ColorBrown
Fruit Seed ConspicuousNo
Growth FormStoloniferous
Growth RateRapid
Height Mature feet.9
Leaf RetentionNo
LifespanShort
Low Growing GrassYes
Resprout AbilityNo
ProstrateProstrate
ToxicityNone

Knotgrass Growing Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured SoilsNo
Adapted to Fine Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Medium Textured SoilsYes
Anaerobic ToleranceHigh
CaCO3 ToleranceHigh
Cold Stratification RequiredNo
Drought ToleranceNone
Frost Free Days (Minimum)220
pH Minimum4.9
pH Maximum8
Planting Density per Acre (Minimum)10912
Planting Density per Acre (Maximum)43560
Precipitation Minimum30
Precipitation Maximum64
Root Depth (Minimum inches)4
Salinity ToleranceHigh
Shade ToleranceIntolerant
Shade ToleranceIntolerant
Minimum Temperature (F)-13

Knotgrass Reproduction

Bloom PeriodLate 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 SprigsYes
Propagated by TubersNo
Seed per Pound312000
Seed Spread RateModerate
Seedling VigorHigh
Seedling VigorHigh
Small GrainNo
Vegetative Spread RateModerate

Knotgrass 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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Knotgrass

Knotgrass grows like a Graminoid. Knotgrass is an Perennial. Knotgrass is Native to U.S.. Knotgrass has a National Wetland Indicator Status of: FACW, OBL. Spring, Summer, Fall is when Knotgrass is actively growing. Knotgrass has a Moderate growth rate after harvest. Knotgrass is not an allelopath. Knotgrass has a Medium C:N Ratio. Knotgrass has a coppice potential of No. Knotgrass is not fall conspicuous. Knotgrass has a Green colored flower. Knotgrass has Green colored foliage. In the summertime, Knotgrass has a Porous foliage porosity. In the wintertime, Knotgrass has a Dense foliage porosity. Knotgrass has a Fine foliage texture. Seeds of Knotgrass are Brown. Seeds of Knotgrass are No conspicuous. Knotgrass grows as a Stoloniferous. The growth rate of Knotgrass is Rapid. The mature height of Knotgrass is .9 feet. The lifespan of Knotgrass is Short. The shape and orientation of Knotgrass is Prostrate. Knotgrass is not adapted to coarse textured soils. Knotgrass is adapted to fine textured soils. Knotgrass is adapted to medium textured soils. The anaerobic tolerance of Knotgrass is High. The CaCO3 tolerance of Knotgrass is High. Knotgrass does not require cold stratification. The drought tolerance of Knotgrass is None. Knotgrass requires a minimum of 220 frost free days per year. The minimum pH of Knotgrass is 4.9. The maximum pH of Knotgrass is 8. The minimum planting density per acre of Knotgrass is 10912. The maximum planting density per acre of Knotgrass is 43560. The minimum Precipitation that Knotgrass requires is 30. The maximum Precipitation that Knotgrass can handle is 64. The minimum root depth of Knotgrass is 4 inches. The salininty tolerance of Knotgrass is High. The shade tolerance of Knotgrass is Intolerant. The shade tolerance of Knotgrass is Intolerant. The minimum temperature that Knotgrass requires is -13. The bloom period of Knotgrass is Late Summer. The commerical availability of Knotgrass is Routinely Available. The fruit seed abundance of Knotgrass is Low. The fruit seed period of Knotgrass begins Summer. The fruit seed period of Knotgrass ends Fall. The fruit seed persistance of Knotgrass is No. Knotgrass is not propagated by bare roots. Knotgrass is not propagated by bulbs. Knotgrass is not propagated by container. Knotgrass is not propagated by corms. Knotgrass is not propagated by cuttings. Knotgrass is propagated by seed. Knotgrass is not propagated by sod. Knotgrass is propagated by sprig. Knotgrass is not propagated by tubers. Knotgrass can generally yield 312000 seeds per pound of seeds. Knotgrass has a Moderate seed spread rate. Knotgrass has a High seedling vigor. Knotgrass has a High seedling vigor. Knotgrass does not have a small grain. Knotgrass has a Moderate vegatative spread rate. Knotgrass does not have a berry/nut seed product. Knotgrass is not viable as a Christmas Tree. Knotgrass does not make a good fodder product. Knotgrass does not make a good fuel wood product. Knotgrass does not make a good lumber product. Knotgrass does not make a naval store product. Knotgrass is not palatable to browse animals. Knotgrass is not palatable to grazing animals. Knotgrass is not palatable to humans. Knotgrass does not make a pulpwood product. Knotgrass does not make a veneer product. Knotgrass is of the category, Monocot.
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