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Saltmeadow Cordgrass

Saltmeadow Cordgrass Basics

Grows LikeGraminoid
DurationPerennial
U.S. NativeNative to U.S.
PLANTS Invasive StatusCalEPPC, STATE
National Wetland Indicator StatusFAC, OBL

Saltmeadow Cordgrass Morphology and Physiology

Active Growth PeriodSpring and Summer
After Harvest Regrowth RateSlow
AllelopathNo
BloatNone
C:N RatioMedium
Coppice PotentialNo
Fall ConspicuousNo
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorDark Green
Foliage Porosity SummerModerate
Foliage Porosity WinterPorous
Foliage TextureCoarse
Fruit Seed ColorBrown
Fruit Seed ConspicuousNo
Growth FormRhizomatous
Growth RateModerate
Height Mature feet3.2
Leaf RetentionNo
LifespanLong
Low Growing GrassYes
Resprout AbilityNo
ErectErect
ToxicityNone

Saltmeadow Cordgrass Growing Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Fine Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Medium Textured SoilsYes
Anaerobic ToleranceHigh
CaCO3 ToleranceMedium
Cold Stratification RequiredNo
Drought ToleranceMedium
Frost Free Days (Minimum)280
pH Minimum5.3
pH Maximum7.5
Planting Density per Acre (Minimum)11000
Planting Density per Acre (Maximum)19000
Precipitation Minimum32
Precipitation Maximum65
Root Depth (Minimum inches)10
Salinity ToleranceHigh
Shade ToleranceIntolerant
Shade ToleranceIntolerant
Minimum Temperature (F)12

Saltmeadow Cordgrass Reproduction

Bloom PeriodEarly 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 ContainerYes
Propagated by CormsNo
Propagated by CuttingsNo
Propagated by SeedNo
Propagated by SodNo
Propagated by SprigsYes
Propagated by TubersNo
Seed per Pound110000
Seed Spread RateSlow
Seedling VigorLow
Seedling VigorLow
Small GrainNo
Vegetative Spread RateRapid

Saltmeadow Cordgrass Edibility and Other Uses

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

Saltmeadow Cordgrass grows like a Graminoid. Saltmeadow Cordgrass is an Perennial. Saltmeadow Cordgrass is Native to U.S.. Saltmeadow Cordgrass has a PLANTS Invasive Status of: CalEPPC, STATE. Saltmeadow Cordgrass has a National Wetland Indicator Status of: FAC, OBL. Spring and Summer is when Saltmeadow Cordgrass is actively growing. Saltmeadow Cordgrass has a Slow growth rate after harvest. Saltmeadow Cordgrass is not an allelopath. Saltmeadow Cordgrass has a Medium C:N Ratio. Saltmeadow Cordgrass has a coppice potential of No. Saltmeadow Cordgrass is not fall conspicuous. Saltmeadow Cordgrass has a Yellow colored flower. Saltmeadow Cordgrass has Dark Green colored foliage. In the summertime, Saltmeadow Cordgrass has a Moderate foliage porosity. In the wintertime, Saltmeadow Cordgrass has a Porous foliage porosity. Saltmeadow Cordgrass has a Coarse foliage texture. Seeds of Saltmeadow Cordgrass are Brown. Seeds of Saltmeadow Cordgrass are No conspicuous. Saltmeadow Cordgrass grows as a Rhizomatous. The growth rate of Saltmeadow Cordgrass is Moderate. The mature height of Saltmeadow Cordgrass is 3.2 feet. The lifespan of Saltmeadow Cordgrass is Long. The shape and orientation of Saltmeadow Cordgrass is Erect. Saltmeadow Cordgrass is adapted to coarse textured soils. Saltmeadow Cordgrass is adapted to fine textured soils. Saltmeadow Cordgrass is adapted to medium textured soils. The anaerobic tolerance of Saltmeadow Cordgrass is High. The CaCO3 tolerance of Saltmeadow Cordgrass is Medium. Saltmeadow Cordgrass does not require cold stratification. The drought tolerance of Saltmeadow Cordgrass is Medium. Saltmeadow Cordgrass requires a minimum of 280 frost free days per year. The minimum pH of Saltmeadow Cordgrass is 5.3. The maximum pH of Saltmeadow Cordgrass is 7.5. The minimum planting density per acre of Saltmeadow Cordgrass is 11000. The maximum planting density per acre of Saltmeadow Cordgrass is 19000. The minimum Precipitation that Saltmeadow Cordgrass requires is 32. The maximum Precipitation that Saltmeadow Cordgrass can handle is 65. The minimum root depth of Saltmeadow Cordgrass is 10 inches. The salininty tolerance of Saltmeadow Cordgrass is High. The shade tolerance of Saltmeadow Cordgrass is Intolerant. The shade tolerance of Saltmeadow Cordgrass is Intolerant. The minimum temperature that Saltmeadow Cordgrass requires is 12. The bloom period of Saltmeadow Cordgrass is Early Summer. The commerical availability of Saltmeadow Cordgrass is Routinely Available. The fruit seed abundance of Saltmeadow Cordgrass is Low. The fruit seed period of Saltmeadow Cordgrass begins Summer. The fruit seed period of Saltmeadow Cordgrass ends Fall. The fruit seed persistance of Saltmeadow Cordgrass is No. Saltmeadow Cordgrass is not propagated by bare roots. Saltmeadow Cordgrass is not propagated by bulbs. Saltmeadow Cordgrass is propagated by container. Saltmeadow Cordgrass is not propagated by corms. Saltmeadow Cordgrass is not propagated by cuttings. Saltmeadow Cordgrass is not propagated by seed. Saltmeadow Cordgrass is not propagated by sod. Saltmeadow Cordgrass is propagated by sprig. Saltmeadow Cordgrass is not propagated by tubers. Saltmeadow Cordgrass can generally yield 110000 seeds per pound of seeds. Saltmeadow Cordgrass has a Slow seed spread rate. Saltmeadow Cordgrass has a Low seedling vigor. Saltmeadow Cordgrass has a Low seedling vigor. Saltmeadow Cordgrass does not have a small grain. Saltmeadow Cordgrass has a Rapid vegatative spread rate. Saltmeadow Cordgrass does not have a berry/nut seed product. Saltmeadow Cordgrass is not viable as a Christmas Tree. Saltmeadow Cordgrass does not make a good fodder product. Saltmeadow Cordgrass does not make a good fuel wood product. Saltmeadow Cordgrass does not make a good lumber product. Saltmeadow Cordgrass does not make a naval store product. Saltmeadow Cordgrass is not palatable to browse animals. Saltmeadow Cordgrass is not palatable to grazing animals. Saltmeadow Cordgrass is not palatable to humans. Saltmeadow Cordgrass does not make a pulpwood product. Saltmeadow Cordgrass does not make a veneer product. Saltmeadow Cordgrass is of the category, Monocot.
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