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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Desmanthus virgatus (L.) Willd.
wild tantan
DEVI3

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit SS, FB   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status (I), L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Moderate   Growth Form Multiple Stem
Bloat None   Growth Rate Slow
C:N Ratio Low   Height at Base Age, Maximum
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 2.0
Fall Conspicuous Yes   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention Yes
Flower Color White   Lifespan Moderate
Flower Conspicuous No   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Yellow-Green   Nitrogen Fixation Medium
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense   Resprout Ability Yes
Foliage Porosity Winter Dense   Shape and Orientation Semi-Erect
Foliage Texture Fine   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Brown      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use Low
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 5.0
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 8.0
Anaerobic Tolerance Low   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 700
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 1200
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 30
Drought Tolerance High   Precipitation, Maximum 80
Fertility Requirement Medium   Root Depth, Minimum 24
Fire Tolerance Low   Salinity Tolerance Medium
Frost Free Days, Minimum 365   Shade Tolerance Tolerant
Hedge Tolerance Low   Temperature, Minimum (°F) 17
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Indeterminate   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance Low   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Year Round   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Year Round   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence Yes   Seed Per Pound 340000
Propagated By Bare Root No   Seed Spread Rate Moderate
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor High
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 High
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal High
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: 02/26/2020 07:46 PM CST