Central Michigan University
Catalog #: CMC00018950
Taxon: Packera paupercula Michx.
Family: Asteraceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   RHHK785   
Date: 2013-05-24
Locality: United States, Michigan, Branch, Little Fawn River Fen
41.76027  -84.9405
Elevation: 309 meters (1014ft)
Habitat: Prairie fen surrounded by small wood pockets and agricultural fields. Several vegetaion zones: sedge meadow, wooded, marl. Most previlent species include Cyperaceae, Dasiphora fruticosa, Cornus, Symplocarpus foetidus, and Typha. Some Phalaris arundinacea near woods on north section of fen. Many small creeks zig-zag fen (less than 1m wide). Woody cover includes Larix laricina, Betula pumila, other birches, and Toxicodendron vernix. Within 75m of western border, approximately center north-south of fen, 5m west of aspen grove. Sedge, Thelypteris palustris, and Dasiphora fruticosa dominant. Some asters and Betula pumila also prominent. Ground with tall tussocks (20-30cm tall), moist. Shrubs about 1 per 1-2m2in immediate area. Mostly Betula pumila but some Cornus and Toxicodendron vernix.
Description: Population - mostly basal leaves with small stem leaves, flowers in several umbels of 2-5 flowerheads, golden-yellow color with both ray and disk flowers, 8 rays, rays 6-8mm long and 2mm wide, disks 3-6mm in diameter.
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Record Id: c5249eb5-a738-4b7b-ab1f-da5f5b882f05
Occurrence ID (GUID): c5249eb5-a738-4b7b-ab1f-da5f5b882f05
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