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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Atriplex polycarpa (Torr.) S. Watson
cattle saltbush
ATPO

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit SH   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Summer and Fall   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Multiple Stem
Bloat Low   Growth Rate Slow
C:N Ratio High   Height at Base Age, Maximum 6
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 6.0
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color Yellow   Lifespan Moderate
Flower Conspicuous No   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Moderate   Resprout Ability Yes
Foliage Porosity Winter Moderate   Shape and Orientation Semi-Erect
Foliage Texture Coarse   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Brown      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use Medium
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 7.5
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils No   pH, Maximum 9.0
Anaerobic Tolerance None   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 1200
CaCO3 Tolerance High   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 2800
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 3
Drought Tolerance High   Precipitation, Maximum 12
Fertility Requirement Medium   Root Depth, Minimum 10
Fire Tolerance Low   Salinity Tolerance High
Frost Free Days, Minimum 170   Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Hedge Tolerance Medium   Temperature, Minimum (°F) 7
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Mid Summer   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability Field Collections Only   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Winter   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Winter   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence No   Seed Per Pound 490000
Propagated By Bare Root Yes   Seed Spread Rate Slow
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor Low
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate Slow
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No   Palatable Browse Animal Low
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal Low
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human No
Fuelwood Product   Post Product No
Lumber Product No   Protein Potential Low
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product No   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 08/09/2020 12:42 AM CDT