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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Cyperus flavescens L.
yellow flatsedge
CYFL

Summary
Duration AN Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit GR   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N), PR (N), CAN (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Summer and Fall   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Slow   Growth Form Bunch
Bloat None   Growth Rate Rapid
C:N Ratio Medium   Height at Base Age, Maximum
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 2.0
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color Red   Lifespan
Flower Conspicuous No   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Porous   Resprout Ability No
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous   Shape and Orientation Erect
Foliage Texture Fine   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Black      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use Medium
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 5.0
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils No   pH, Maximum 7.0
Anaerobic Tolerance Medium   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 11000
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 18000
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 24
Drought Tolerance Low   Precipitation, Maximum 55
Fertility Requirement Medium   Root Depth, Minimum 8
Fire Tolerance Low   Salinity Tolerance None
Frost Free Days, Minimum 90   Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Hedge Tolerance None   Temperature, Minimum (°F) 42
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Late Summer   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability No Known Source   Propagated By Seed No
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer   Propagated By Sprigs Yes
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence Yes   Seed Per Pound
Propagated By Bare Root No   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 None
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No   Palatable Browse Animal
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal Low
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human No
Fuelwood Product   Post Product No
Lumber Product No   Protein Potential
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product No   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 06/06/2020 03:54 AM CDT