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Kawelu (Eragrostis variabilis)

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Eragrostis Variabilis, or more commonly know as Kawelu, is a graminoid with green foliage of the genus Eragrostis. It has a height of 3 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. It's active growth period is spring and summer. Eragrostis Variabilis or Kawelu's floral region is Hawaii, specifically in the state of Hawaii.

  • Category: Monocot
  • Genus: Eragrostis
  • Family: Poaceae
  • Order: Cyperales
  • Class: Liliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Graminoid
  • Native Status: HI (N)
  • Active Growth Period: Spring and Summer
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: Moderate
  • Allelopath: No
  • Bloat: None
  • C:N Ratio: Low
  • Coppice Potential: No
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistance: No
  • Flower Conspicuous: No
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Foliage Porosity Summer: Moderate
  • Foliage Porosity Winter: Porous
  • Foliage Texture: Fine
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: No
  • Growth Form: Rhizomatous
  • Height at 20 Years Maximum (feet): 4
  • Height Mature (feet): 3
  • Leaf Retention: No
  • Lifespan: Short
  • Low Growing Grass: Yes
  • Resprout Ability: No
  • Shape and Orientation: Erect
  • Toxicity: None
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: Yes
  • Anaerobic Tolerance: Low
  • CaCO3 Tolerance: None
  • Cold Stratification Required: No
  • Drought Tolerance: Medium
  • Fertility Requirement: Medium
  • Frost Free Days Minimum: 365
  • Hedge Tolerance: None
  • Planting Density per Acre Minimum: 5120
  • Planting Density per Acre Maximum: 20000
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 12
  • Shade Tolerance: Intolerant
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): 40
  • Commercial Availability: No Known Source
  • Fruit/Seed Persistence: No
  • Propagated by Bare Root: No
  • Propagated by Bulbs: No
  • Propagated by Container: No
  • Propagated by Corms: No
  • Propagated by Cuttings: No
  • Propagated by Seed: Yes
  • Propagated by Sod: Yes
  • Propagated by Sprigs: No
  • Propagated by Tubers: No
  • Seedling Vigor: High
  • Small Grain: Yes




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