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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Lupinus nootkatensis Donn ex Sims
Nootka lupine
LUNO

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit FB   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Summer   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Rapid   Growth Form Bunch
Bloat High   Growth Rate Rapid
C:N Ratio Low   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 Purple   Lifespan Short
Flower Conspicuous Yes   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation Low
Foliage Porosity Summer Moderate   Resprout Ability No
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous   Shape and Orientation Erect
Foliage Texture Medium   Toxicity Slight
Fruit/Seed Color      
 
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 No   pH, Maximum 7.0
Anaerobic Tolerance None   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 2560
CaCO3 Tolerance Low   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 10240
Cold Stratification Required Yes   Precipitation, Minimum 28
Drought Tolerance None   Precipitation, Maximum 80
Fertility Requirement Medium   Root Depth, Minimum 12
Fire Tolerance Medium   Salinity Tolerance None
Frost Free Days, Minimum 120   Shade Tolerance Intermediate
Hedge Tolerance None   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -35
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Early Summer   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence No   Seed Per Pound 10333
Propagated By Bare Root No   Seed Spread Rate Slow
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor Medium
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 Medium
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human No
Fuelwood Product   Post Product No
Lumber Product No   Protein Potential High
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product Yes   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 08/09/2020 12:50 AM CDT