DEERTONGUE

DEERTONGUE GROWS BEST IN

DEERTONGUE suitable for counties:
ALABAMA: Autauga, Blount, Clay, Lawrence, Lee
CONNECTICUT: Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, Tolland, Windham
ARKANSAS: Benton, Carroll, Clay, Craighead, Drew, Franklin, Howard, Independence, Izard, Madison, Marion, Montgomery, Nevada, Newton, Pike, Poinsett, Stone, Washington
DELAWARE: Kent, New Castle, Sussex
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: District of Columbia
GEORGIA: Bartow, Clarke, Elbert, Lumpkin, Morgan, Oglethorpe, Pickens, Union, Walker, Walton
FLORIDA: Franklin, Gulf
ILLINOIS: Adams, Alexander, Bond, Brown, Calhoun, Cass, Champaign, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Coles, Cook, Crawford, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Edwards, Effingham, Fayette, Franklin, Fulton, Gallatin, Greene, Grundy, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jo Daviess, Johnson, Kankakee, La Salle, Lawrence, Logan, Macon, Macoupin, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Mason, Massac, McDonough, Menard, Monroe, Morgan, Peoria, Perry, Piatt, Pike, Pope, Pulaski, Putnam, Randolph, Richland, Saline, Sangamon, Scott, Shelby, St. Clair, Tazewell, Union, Vermilion, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, White, Will, Williamson, Winnebago, Woodford
IOWA: All counties
KANSAS: Douglas, Franklin, Leavenworth, Lincoln, Miami, Montgomery, Pottawatomie, Shawnee, Woodson, Wyandotte
INDIANA: Bartholomew, Brown, Carroll, Cass, Clark, Clay, Crawford, Daviess, Decatur, Dubois, Floyd, Fountain, Fulton, Gibson, Grant, Greene, Hancock, Henry, Howard, Huntington, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Johnson, Knox, Kosciusko, La Porte, Lagrange, Lawrence, Marion, Marshall, Martin, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Noble, Orange, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Porter, Posey, Pulaski, Putnam, Randolph, Ripley, Spencer, St. Joseph, Sullivan, Vermillion, Vigo, Warren, Warrick, Wayne, White
LOUISIANA: Claiborne, East Feliciana, Washington, West Feliciana
KENTUCKY: Anderson, Bath, Bell, Boone, Boyle, Breathitt, Caldwell, Calloway, Campbell, Carter, Casey, Christian, Clark, Clay, Crittenden, Elliott, Estill, Fayette, Fleming, Fulton, Garrard, Graves, Greenup, Hardin, Harlan, Hart, Henry, Hickman, Jackson, Jefferson, Laurel, Lee, Letcher, Lewis, Lyon, Madison, Marion, Marshall, McCracken, McCreary, Menifee, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Muhlenberg, Oldham, Owen, Pike, Powell, Robertson, Rockcastle, Rowan, Taylor, Trigg, Wolfe
MARYLAND: All counties
MASSACHUSETTS: Barnstable, Berkshire, Bristol, Dukes, Essex, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Middlesex, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk, Worcester
MICHIGAN: Allegan, Bay, Berrien, Cass, Genesee, Gogebic, Hillsdale, Ingham, Isabella, Kalamazoo, Kent, Muskegon, Newaygo, Ottawa, Saginaw, Sanilac, St. Clair, Tuscola, Van Buren, Wayne
MAINE: Androscoggin, Cumberland, Franklin, Kennebec, Knox, Oxford, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Sagadahoc, Somerset, Waldo, York
MISSISSIPPI: Itawamba, Lafayette, Marshall, Montgomery, Scott, Tate, Tishomingo
MISSOURI: Adair, Barry, Barton, Bates, Benton, Bollinger, Boone, Butler, Callaway, Cape Girardeau, Carroll, Carter, Chariton, Christian, Clark, Clay, Crawford, Dade, DeKalb, Dent, Franklin, Greene, Howard, Howell, Iron, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Lafayette, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Linn, Macon, Madison, Maries, Monroe, Morgan, New Madrid, Newton, Oregon, Osage, Pemiscot, Polk, Pulaski, Putnam, Ralls, Randolph, Ripley, Schuyler, Scott, Shannon, St. Charles, St. Louis, Ste. Genevieve, Sullivan, Taney, Texas, Warren, Washington, Wayne
NEW HAMPSHIRE: Carroll, Cheshire, Coos, Grafton, Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham, Strafford, Sullivan
NORTH CAROLINA: Alamance, Alexander, Avery, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Buncombe, Burke, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Caswell, Catawba, Cherokee, Clay, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Gaston, Granville, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mecklenburg, Mitchell, Montgomery, Orange, Perquimans, Person, Polk, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Wake, Warren, Washington, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey
NEW YORK: Albany, Bronx, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Columbia, Cortland, Delaware, Dutchess, Erie, Essex, Greene, Kings, Lewis, Monroe, Nassau, New York, Oneida, Onondaga, Orange, Oswego, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schuyler, St. Lawrence, Steuben, Suffolk, Sullivan, Tioga, Tompkins, Ulster, Warren, Washington, Westchester, Yates
NEW JERSEY: Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Salem, Somerset, Sussex, Union, Warren
OKLAHOMA: Caddo, Canadian, Cleveland, Latimer, Muskogee, Payne
OHIO: Adams, Allen, Ashland, Ashtabula, Athens, Belmont, Brown, Carroll, Clermont, Clinton, Columbiana, Coshocton, Cuyahoga, Defiance, Erie, Fairfield, Gallia, Geauga, Greene, Guernsey, Hamilton, Hancock, Harrison, Henry, Highland, Hocking, Holmes, Huron, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Lake, Lawrence, Licking, Lorain, Lucas, Mahoning, Medina, Meigs, Miami, Monroe, Morgan, Morrow, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pike, Portage, Preble, Richland, Ross, Scioto, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Vinton, Washington, Wayne
RHODE ISLAND: Bristol, Kent, Newport, Providence, Washington
PENNSYLVANIA: Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland, Wyoming, York
TENNESSEE: Anderson, Bledsoe, Blount, Campbell, Carroll, Carter, Cheatham, Chester, Cocke, Cumberland, Davidson, Decatur, Fayette, Fentress, Grainger, Grundy, Hardin, Haywood, Hickman, Houston, Jackson, Johnson, Lake, Lauderdale, Lewis, Madison, McNairy, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Obion, Polk, Putnam, Roane, Sevier, Shelby, Stewart, Sullivan, Sumner, Unicoi, Van Buren, Washington, Williamson
SOUTH CAROLINA: Aiken, Barnwell, Cherokee, Chesterfield, Edgefield, Fairfield, Greenwood, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lexington, Oconee, Pickens, Saluda, Spartanburg, York
VIRGINIA: Accomack, Albemarle, Alleghany, Amelia, Amherst, Arlington, Augusta, Bath, Bedford, Bland, Botetourt, Brunswick, Buchanan, Buckingham, Campbell, Caroline, Carroll, Charles City, Chesapeake, Chesterfield, Clarke, Craig, Culpeper, Cumberland, Dickenson, Dinwiddie, Essex, Fairfax, Fauquier, Floyd, Fluvanna, Franklin, Frederick, Giles, Gloucester, Grayson, Greene, Greensville, Halifax, Hanover, Henrico, Highland, Isle of Wight, James City, King and Queen, King George, Lee, Loudoun, Louisa, Lunenburg, Madison, Mathews, Mecklenburg, Middlesex, Montgomery, Nelson, Newport News, Nottoway, Orange, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Powhatan, Prince Edward, Prince George, Prince William, Pulaski, Rappahannock, Richmond, Roanoke, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Russell, Scott, Shenandoah, Smyth, Southampton, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Suffolk, Surry, Tazewell, Warren, Washington, Westmoreland, Wise, Wythe
TEXAS: Bowie, Polk
WEST VIRGINIA: Barbour, Berkeley, Boone, Braxton, Brooke, Cabell, Fayette, Grant, Greenbrier, Hampshire, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Marion, Marshall, Mason, Mercer, Mineral, Monongalia, Morgan, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Preston, Putnam, Raleigh, Randolph, Ritchie, Summers, Taylor, Tucker, Upshur, Wayne, Webster, Wetzel, Wirt, Wyoming
VERMONT: Bennington, Caledonia, Chittenden, Essex, Lamoille, Rutland, Washington, Windham, Windsor

Deertongue belongs to family of poaceae plants, its species name is clandestinum. This plant grows actively in spring and summer. Deertongue has green foliage. Deertongue booms in early summer.The plant grows in semi-erect form. Deertongue is a slow growing plant, a mature Deertongue can grow up to 2.0 feet. This plant is highly tolerant to draught conditions.

Active Growth Period : Spring and Summer Flower Color : - -
Foliage Color : Green Growth Form : Bunch
Growth Rate : Slow Height, Mature (feet) : 2.0
Drought Tolerance : High Frost Free Days, Minimum : 130
Temperature, Minimum (°F) : -33 Palatable Human : No
Bloom Period : Early Summer
SHOW ALL PLANT CHARACTERSTICS

Reproduction

Bloom Period : Early Summer Commercial Availability : Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance : High Fruit/Seed Period Begin : Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End : Fall Fruit/Seed Persistence : Yes
Propogated by Bare Root : No Propogated by Bulbs : No
Propogated by Container : No Propogated by Corms : No
Propogated by Cuttings : No Propogated by Seed : Yes
Propogated by Sod : No Propogated by Sprigs : No
Propogated by Tubers : No Seeds per Pound : 350000
Seed Spread Rate : Slow Seedling Vigor : Low
Small Grain : No Vegetative Spread Rate : None

Use

Berry/Nut/Seed Product : No Christmas Tree Product : No
Fodder Product : No Fuelwood Product : - -
Lumber Product : No Naval Store Product : No
Nursery Stock Product : No Palatable Browse Animal : High
Palatable Graze Animal : Low Palatable Human : No
Post Product : No Protein Potential : Low
Pulpwood Product : No Veneer Product : No

Physiology

Active Growth Period : Spring and Summer After Harvest Regrowth Rate : Slow
Bloat : None C:N Ratio : Medium
Coppice Potential : No Fall Conspicuous : No
Fire Resistance : No Flower Color : - -
Flower Conspicuous : No Foliage Color : Green
Foliage Porosity Summer : Dense Foliage Porosity Winter : Porous
Foliage Texture : Medium Fruit Color : Brown
Fruit Conspicuous : No Growth Form : Bunch
Growth Rate : Slow Height at Base Age, Maximum (feet) : - -
Height, Mature (feet) : 2.0 Known Allelopath : No
Leaf Retention : No Lifespan : Long
Low Growing Grass : No Nitrogen Fixation : None
Resprout Ability : No Shape and Orientation : Semi-Erect
Toxicity : None

Growth Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils : Yes Adapted to Medium Textured Soils : Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils : Yes Anaerobic Tolerance : Low
CaCO3 Tolerance : Low Cold Stratification Required : Yes
Drought Tolerance : High Fertility Requirement : Low
Fire Tolerance : High Frost Free Days, Minimum : 130
Hedge Tolerance : None Moisture Use : Low
pH (Minimum) : 4.0 pH (Maximum) : 7.5
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum : - - Planting Density per Acre, Maximum : - -
Precipitation (Minimum) : 65 Precipitation (Maximum) : 65
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) : 16 Salinity Tolerance : Low
Shade Tolerance : Intolerant Temperature, Minimum (°F) : -33

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Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA SCS. 1989. Midwest wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. Midwest National Technical Center, Lincoln. Courtesy of USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute.
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USDA NRCS. Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Provided by NRCS National Wetland Team, Fort Worth, TX.
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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 1: 162. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc.
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Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950. Manual of the grasses of the United States. USDA Miscellaneous Publication No. 200. Washington, DC. 1950.

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