DOI:10.30825/5.ejpau.182.2020.23.1, EJPAU 23(1), #01.
Available Online: http://www.ejpau.media.pl/volume23/issue1/abs-01.html
DEVELOPMENT, MORPHOLOGY, DRY MASS ACCUMULATION AND CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF SPARTINA PECTINATA LINK. AT CONTROLLED WATER LEVEL UNDER MARSHY CONDITIONS
Institute of Agroecology and Plant Production Wroc│aw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland
Spartina pectinata Link (prairie cordgrass) is a plant that can grow in a wide range of environmental conditions. The aim of this study was to describe the development, morphological traits, dry mass accumulation and chemical composition of this plant in container cultivation under marshy conditions. The water level was at the same level as the ground surface. Based on the test results it can be concluded that Spartina pectinata can grow under wetlands and confined space conditions. However, such a research environment causes that the density of shoots per 1m2 was at the end of vegetation from 155 to 888 units, and the diameter of shoots was around 3 mm. The appearance of new shoots was observed during the entire vegetation period. Prairie cordgrass produced more and more shoots and inflorescences every year, as well as more and more underground and aboveground mass of plants. The ratio of shoots to roots and rhizomes was 1:1.48.
Key words: Prairie cordgrass, morphological traits, dry mass, macronutrients content and uptake.
Institute of Agroecology and Plant Production
Wroc│aw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland
pl. Grunwaldzki 24A
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