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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Lolium rigidum Gaudin
Wimmera ryegrass
LORI

Summary
Duration AN Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit GR   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (I), CAN (I)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Fall, Winter and Spring   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Rapid   Growth Form Bunch
Bloat None   Growth Rate Rapid
C:N Ratio Low   Height at Base Age, Maximum
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 3.5
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color Yellow   Lifespan
Flower Conspicuous No   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense   Resprout Ability No
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous   Shape and Orientation Erect
Foliage Texture Medium   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Brown      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use High
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 5.5
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 7.5
Anaerobic Tolerance None   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 15
Drought Tolerance Low   Precipitation, Maximum 60
Fertility Requirement High   Root Depth, Minimum 10
Fire Tolerance Low   Salinity Tolerance High
Frost Free Days, Minimum 200   Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Hedge Tolerance None   Temperature, Minimum (°F) 12
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Early Spring   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance High   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Spring   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Spring   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence No   Seed Per Pound 217000
Propagated By Bare Root No   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 Low
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal Medium
Fodder Product Yes   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
 

Lolium rigidum Gaudin
Wimmera ryegrass
LORI
Cultivar: Wimmera 62

Summary
Duration AN Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit GR   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (I), CAN (I)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Fall, Winter and Spring   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Moderate   Growth Form Bunch
Bloat None   Growth Rate Rapid
C:N Ratio Medium   Height at Base Age, Maximum
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 2.4
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color Yellow   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 Brown      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use Medium
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 6.0
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 8.5
Anaerobic Tolerance Low   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 10
Drought Tolerance High   Precipitation, Maximum 65
Fertility Requirement Medium   Root Depth, Minimum 10
Fire Tolerance Low   Salinity Tolerance High
Frost Free Days, Minimum 160   Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Hedge Tolerance None   Temperature, Minimum (°F) 12
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Mid Spring   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability No Known Source   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance High   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Spring   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence No   Seed Per Pound 217000
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 None
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No   Palatable Browse Animal Low
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: 06/02/2020 05:13 PM CDT