Central Michigan University
Catalog #: CMC00019132
Taxon: Helenium autumnale L.
Family: Asteraceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   RHHK620   
Date: 2012-08-07
Locality: United States, Michigan, Washtenaw, Whelan Lake Fen
42.09053  -84.11351
Elevation: 258 meters (846ft)
Habitat: Fen dominated by Carex stricta and Typha. Many Cornus and Toxicodendron vernix shrubs too. The ground is hummocky and wet. There is a lake at the center. The fen is surrounded mostly by trees and forest swamp or upland. 40m west of eastern border, 75m north of east-west drainage ditch, 100m east of the lake. Sedge (Carex) dominated meadow with Asteraceae and shrub saplings of Cornus, Rhamnus, Toxicodendron vernix, and Dasiphora fruticosa. Few shrubs over 2m. Low density of shrubs except for <1m tall Rhamnus, Cornus, and D. fruticosa. Ground hummocky (5-25cm tall) and moist.
Description: Flower - buds only, 1-3 per branch bud, peduncles 6mm, raceme.Population - loosely clumped, 2-6 individuals per 1m2 area. Associated with other asters, Dasiphora fruticosa, and Thalictrum dasycarpum.
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Record Id: f8356f1b-37ec-4c1c-aed8-664b51bb758d
Occurrence ID (GUID): f8356f1b-37ec-4c1c-aed8-664b51bb758d
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