Achyranthes philoxeroides (Mart.) Standl.

Scientific Name: Achyranthes philoxeroides (Mart.) Standl.

Classification: Plantae/ Tracheobionta / Spermatophyta / Magnoliophyta / Magnoliopsida / Caryophyllidae / Caryophyllales / Amaranthaceae / Alternanthera Forssk./ Achyranthes philoxeroides (Mart.) Standl.

<i>Achyranthes philoxeroides</i> (Mart.) Standl.
General Information
Usda SymbolACPH
Life CyclePerennial
Growth HabitsForb/herb
Native LocationsACPH

Plant Guide

Use soil moisture sensors to measure the soil moisture of Achyranthes philoxeroides (Mart.) Standl..

Plant Traits

Growth Requirements

Temperature, Minimum (°F)-3
Adapted to Coarse Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Fine Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Medium Textured SoilsYes
Anaerobic ToleranceHigh
CaCO3 ToleranceMedium
Cold Stratification RequiredNo
Drought ToleranceLow
Fertility RequirementLow
Fire ToleranceNone
Frost Free Days, Minimum200
Hedge ToleranceNone
Moisture UseHigh
pH, Maximum8.8
pH, Minimum4.8
Planting Density per Acre, Maxim4800
Planting Density per Acre, Minim1700
Precipitation, Maximum60
Precipitation, Minimum40
Root Depth, Minimum (inches)10
Salinity ToleranceLow
Shade ToleranceIntermediate


After Harvest Regrowth RateSlow
Resprout AbilityNo
Shape and OrientationProstrate
Active Growth PeriodSpring
C:N RatioMedium
Coppice PotentialNo
Fall ConspicuousNo
Fire ResistantYes
Flower ColorWhite
Flower ConspicuousNo
Foliage ColorGreen
Foliage Porosity SummerPorous
Foliage TextureMedium
Nitrogen FixationNone
Low Growing GrassNo
Leaf RetentionNo
Known AllelopathNo
Height, Mature (feet)0.2
Growth RateRapid
Growth FormStoloniferous
Fruit/Seed ConspicuousNo
Foliage Porosity WinterPorous


Vegetative Spread RateRapid
Small GrainNo
Fruit/Seed Period BeginSpring
Seed Spread RateNone
Propagated by TubersNo
Propagated by SprigsYes
Propagated by SodNo
Propagated by SeedNo
Propagated by CuttingsNo
Propagated by ContainerNo
Propagated by BulbNo
Propagated by Bare RootNo
Fruit/Seed PersistenceYes
Fruit/Seed Period EndSummer
Commercial AvailabilityNo Known Source
Bloom PeriodEarly Spring
Propagated by CormNo


Veneer ProductNo
Pulpwood ProductNo
Post ProductNo
Palatable HumanNo
Palatable Graze AnimalHigh
Nursery Stock ProductNo
Naval Store ProductNo
Lumber ProductNo
Fodder ProductNo
Christmas Tree ProductNo
Berry/Nut/Seed ProductNo

<i>Achyranthes philoxeroides</i> (Mart.) Standl.

<i>Achyranthes philoxeroides</i> (Mart.) Standl.

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