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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Zea mays L.
corn
ZEMA

Summary
Duration AN Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit GR   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status (I), L48 (I), PR (I), VI (I), CAN (I)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Summer   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Single Stem
Bloat Medium   Growth Rate Rapid
C:N Ratio Medium   Height at Base Age, Maximum
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 8.0
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 Dark Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Moderate   Resprout Ability No
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous   Shape and Orientation Erect
Foliage Texture Coarse   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Yellow      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils No   Moisture Use High
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 5.5
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils No   pH, Maximum 7.5
Anaerobic Tolerance None   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 16000
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 23000
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 20
Drought Tolerance Low   Precipitation, Maximum 50
Fertility Requirement High   Root Depth, Minimum 8
Fire Tolerance None   Salinity Tolerance Low
Frost Free Days, Minimum 90   Shade Tolerance Tolerant
Hedge Tolerance None   Temperature, Minimum (°F) 32
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Early Summer   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   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 Summer   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence No   Seed Per Pound 1134
Propagated By Bare Root No   Seed Spread Rate Slow
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor High
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain Yes
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 High
Fodder Product Yes   Palatable Human Yes
Fuelwood Product   Post Product No
Lumber Product No   Protein Potential High
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product No   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 03/31/2020 10:34 PM CDT