Bulblet Bladderfern

(Cystopteris bulbifera)



Morphology/Physiology Active Growth Period Spring, Summer, Fall After Harvest Regrowth Rate Slow Bloat None C:N Ratio Medium Coppice Potential No Fall Conspicuous Yes Fire Resistant No Flower Color Flower Conspicuous No Foliage Color Green Foliage Porosity Summer Dense Foliage Porosity Winter Porous Foliage Texture Fine Fruit/Seed Color Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No Growth Form Rhizomatous Growth Rate Moderate Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet) Height, Mature (feet) 3.0 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 No Adapted to Fine Textured Soils No Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes Anaerobic Tolerance Low CaCO3 Tolerance Low Cold Stratification Required No Drought Tolerance Low Fertility Requirement Medium Fire Tolerance Low Frost Free Days, Minimum 80 Hedge Tolerance None Moisture Use Medium pH, Minimum 4.5 pH, Maximum 7.0 Planting Density per Acre, Minimum 1700 Planting Density per Acre, Maximum 2700 Precipitation, Minimum 30 Precipitation, Maximum 60 Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 12 Salinity Tolerance None Shade Tolerance Tolerant Temperature, Minimum (-F) -38 Reproduction Bloom Period Commercial Availability Routinely Available Fruit/Seed Abundance None Fruit/Seed Period Begin Fruit/Seed Period End Fruit/Seed Persistence No Propagated by Bare Root No Propagated by Bulb No Propagated by Container Yes Propagated by Corm No Propagated by Cuttings No Propagated by Seed No Propagated by Sod No Propagated by Sprigs Yes Propagated by Tubers No Seed per Pound Seed Spread Rate None Seedling Vigor Small Grain No Vegetative Spread Rate Moderate Suitability/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 Palatable Graze Animal Palatable Human No Post Product No Protein Potential Pulpwood Product No Veneer Product No

Taxonomic tree:

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Pteridophyta
Class: Polypodiopsida
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