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Prairie Cordgrass

Prairie Cordgrass Basics

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

Prairie Cordgrass Morphology and Physiology

Active Growth PeriodSpring and Summer
After Harvest Regrowth RateModerate
AllelopathNo
BloatNone
C:N RatioHigh
Coppice PotentialNo
Fall ConspicuousNo
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Foliage Porosity SummerDense
Foliage Porosity WinterModerate
Foliage TextureCoarse
Fruit Seed ColorBrown
Fruit Seed ConspicuousNo
Growth FormRhizomatous
Growth RateRapid
Height Mature feet8
Leaf RetentionNo
LifespanLong
Low Growing GrassYes
Resprout AbilityNo
ErectErect
ToxicityNone

Prairie Cordgrass Growing Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Fine Textured SoilsNo
Adapted to Medium Textured SoilsYes
Anaerobic ToleranceHigh
CaCO3 ToleranceMedium
Cold Stratification RequiredNo
Drought ToleranceLow
Frost Free Days (Minimum)110
pH Minimum6
pH Maximum8.5
Planting Density per Acre (Minimum)2700
Planting Density per Acre (Maximum)4800
Precipitation Minimum14
Precipitation Maximum35
Root Depth (Minimum inches)18
Salinity ToleranceNone
Shade ToleranceIntolerant
Shade ToleranceIntolerant
Minimum Temperature (F)-38

Prairie Cordgrass Reproduction

Bloom PeriodMid Summer
Commercial AvailabilityRoutinely Available
Fruit Seed AbundanceLow
Fruit Seed Period BeginsSummer
Fruit Seed Period EndsFall
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 RateSlow
Seedling VigorMedium
Seedling VigorMedium
Small GrainNo
Vegetative Spread RateRapid

Prairie Cordgrass Edibility and Other Uses

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

Prairie Cordgrass grows like a Graminoid. Prairie Cordgrass is an Perennial. Prairie Cordgrass is Native to U.S.. Prairie Cordgrass has a National Wetland Indicator Status of: FACW, OBL. Spring and Summer is when Prairie Cordgrass is actively growing. Prairie Cordgrass has a Moderate growth rate after harvest. Prairie Cordgrass is not an allelopath. Prairie Cordgrass has a High C:N Ratio. Prairie Cordgrass has a coppice potential of No. Prairie Cordgrass is not fall conspicuous. Prairie Cordgrass has a Yellow colored flower. Prairie Cordgrass has Green colored foliage. In the summertime, Prairie Cordgrass has a Dense foliage porosity. In the wintertime, Prairie Cordgrass has a Moderate foliage porosity. Prairie Cordgrass has a Coarse foliage texture. Seeds of Prairie Cordgrass are Brown. Seeds of Prairie Cordgrass are No conspicuous. Prairie Cordgrass grows as a Rhizomatous. The growth rate of Prairie Cordgrass is Rapid. The mature height of Prairie Cordgrass is 8 feet. The lifespan of Prairie Cordgrass is Long. The shape and orientation of Prairie Cordgrass is Erect. Prairie Cordgrass is adapted to coarse textured soils. Prairie Cordgrass is not adapted to fine textured soils. Prairie Cordgrass is adapted to medium textured soils. The anaerobic tolerance of Prairie Cordgrass is High. The CaCO3 tolerance of Prairie Cordgrass is Medium. Prairie Cordgrass does not require cold stratification. The drought tolerance of Prairie Cordgrass is Low. Prairie Cordgrass requires a minimum of 110 frost free days per year. The minimum pH of Prairie Cordgrass is 6. The maximum pH of Prairie Cordgrass is 8.5. The minimum planting density per acre of Prairie Cordgrass is 2700. The maximum planting density per acre of Prairie Cordgrass is 4800. The minimum Precipitation that Prairie Cordgrass requires is 14. The maximum Precipitation that Prairie Cordgrass can handle is 35. The minimum root depth of Prairie Cordgrass is 18 inches. The salininty tolerance of Prairie Cordgrass is None. The shade tolerance of Prairie Cordgrass is Intolerant. The shade tolerance of Prairie Cordgrass is Intolerant. The minimum temperature that Prairie Cordgrass requires is -38. The bloom period of Prairie Cordgrass is Mid Summer. The commerical availability of Prairie Cordgrass is Routinely Available. The fruit seed abundance of Prairie Cordgrass is Low. The fruit seed period of Prairie Cordgrass begins Summer. The fruit seed period of Prairie Cordgrass ends Fall. The fruit seed persistance of Prairie Cordgrass is Yes. Prairie Cordgrass is not propagated by bare roots. Prairie Cordgrass is not propagated by bulbs. Prairie Cordgrass is not propagated by container. Prairie Cordgrass is not propagated by corms. Prairie Cordgrass is not propagated by cuttings. Prairie Cordgrass is propagated by seed. Prairie Cordgrass is not propagated by sod. Prairie Cordgrass is propagated by sprig. Prairie Cordgrass is not propagated by tubers. Prairie Cordgrass has a Slow seed spread rate. Prairie Cordgrass has a Medium seedling vigor. Prairie Cordgrass has a Medium seedling vigor. Prairie Cordgrass does not have a small grain. Prairie Cordgrass has a Rapid vegatative spread rate. Prairie Cordgrass does not have a berry/nut seed product. Prairie Cordgrass is not viable as a Christmas Tree. Prairie Cordgrass makes a good fodder product. Prairie Cordgrass does not make a good fuel wood product. Prairie Cordgrass does not make a good lumber product. Prairie Cordgrass does not make a naval store product. Prairie Cordgrass is not palatable to browse animals. Prairie Cordgrass is not palatable to grazing animals. Prairie Cordgrass is not palatable to humans. Prairie Cordgrass does not make a pulpwood product. Prairie Cordgrass does not make a veneer product. Prairie Cordgrass is of the category, Monocot.
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