Acmella repens (Walter) Rich.

Scientific Name: Acmella repens (Walter) Rich.

Classification: Plantae/ Tracheobionta / Spermatophyta / Magnoliophyta / Magnoliopsida / Asteridae / Asterales / Asteraceae / Compositae / Acmella Rich. ex Pers./ Acmella repens (Walter) Rich.

<i>Acmella repens</i> (Walter) Rich.
General Information
Usda SymbolACRE6
Life CyclePerennial
Growth HabitsForb/herb
Native LocationsACRE6

Plant Guide

Use a soil moisture meter to monitor the soil moisture where Acmella repens (Walter) Rich. is planted.

Plant Traits

Growth Requirements

Temperature, Minimum (°F)-3
Adapted to Coarse Textured SoilsNo
Adapted to Fine Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Medium Textured SoilsYes
Anaerobic ToleranceLow
CaCO3 ToleranceMedium
Cold Stratification RequiredNo
Drought ToleranceLow
Fertility RequirementLow
Fire ToleranceLow
Frost Free Days, Minimum200
Hedge ToleranceNone
Moisture UseMedium
pH, Maximum7.5
pH, Minimum5.0
Planting Density per Acre, Maxim19000
Planting Density per Acre, Minim4800
Precipitation, Maximum50
Precipitation, Minimum30
Root Depth, Minimum (inches)6
Salinity ToleranceNone
Shade ToleranceIntolerant


After Harvest Regrowth RateSlow
Resprout AbilityNo
Shape and OrientationProstrate
Active Growth PeriodSummer
C:N RatioMedium
Coppice PotentialNo
Fall ConspicuousNo
Fire ResistantYes
Flower ColorGreen
Flower ConspicuousYes
Foliage ColorGreen
Foliage Porosity SummerPorous
Foliage Porosity WinterPorous
Fruit/Seed ColorBlack
Nitrogen FixationNone
Low Growing GrassNo
Leaf RetentionNo
Known AllelopathNo
Height, Mature (feet)0.7
Growth RateRapid
Growth FormStoloniferous
Fruit/Seed ConspicuousNo
Foliage TextureFine


Vegetative Spread RateSlow
Small GrainNo
Seedling VigorMedium
Fruit/Seed Period BeginSummer
Seed Spread RateSlow
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 PersistenceNo
Fruit/Seed Period EndFall
Fruit/Seed AbundanceMedium
Commercial AvailabilityNo Known Source
Bloom PeriodLate Summer
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>Acmella repens</i> (Walter) Rich.

<i>Acmella repens</i> (Walter) Rich.

<i>Acmella repens</i> (Walter) Rich.

<i>Acmella repens</i> (Walter) Rich.

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