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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Kochia americana S. Watson

KOAM (=BAAM4)

Summary
Duration Perennial Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit Subshrub   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Fall   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Multiple Stem
Bloat None   Growth Rate Rapid
C:N Ratio Low   Height at Base Age, Maximum 2
Coppice Potential Yes   Height at Maturity 2.0
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color White   Lifespan Moderate
Flower Conspicuous No   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Moderate   Resprout Ability No
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous   Shape and Orientation Rounded
Foliage Texture Medium   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 7.0
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils No   pH, Maximum 8.5
Anaerobic Tolerance Low   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 1200
CaCO3 Tolerance High   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 1700
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 5
Drought Tolerance High   Precipitation, Maximum 10
Fertility Requirement Low   Root Depth, Minimum 12
Fire Tolerance Medium   Salinity Tolerance High
Frost Free Days, Minimum 150   Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Hedge Tolerance None   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -33
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Late Summer   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability Contracting Only   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance High   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence No   Seed Per Pound 500000
Propagated By Bare Root Yes   Seed Spread Rate Slow
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor High
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 High
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal Medium
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human No
Fuelwood Product   Post Product No
Lumber Product No   Protein Potential Medium
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product No   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 08/09/2020 01:51 AM CDT