Symphyotrichum firmum (Nees) T & G
Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski RHHK474
United States, Michigan, Lenawee, Ives Road Fen
Long and narrow, mostly emergent fen located west of the Raisin River. There are a few stand alone deciduous trees and shrubs and a few pockets of shrub-carr and decidous trees (birch, maple, sumac). Many streams present. Fen is well traveled with worn trails and several marked fence posts. Brush piles, old burn spots, and stumps mark an actively maintained fen. In Asteraceae and sedge meadow dominated by Carex, Lythrum salicaria, Eupatorium, and Eutrochium. 400m northeast of Ives sign. 100m east of trail. Ground moist, but too dry to reach water table. Lythrum salicaria has been sprayed and many dead plants in quadrat.
Population - Clumped, somewhat common, 1-3 individuals per 1m2 area for 20m2. Seen amongst other asters, Cornus, and grasses.
Record Id: e3e8fe06-07ea-43d3-91cb-e36e390bcf06
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