PFBP : Observations
Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
Catalog #: BVF5-4
Taxon: Eleocharis rostellata Torr.
Family: Cyperaceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   RHHK421   
Date: 2012-06-25
Locality: United States, Michigan, Oakland, Bridge Valley Fen
42.74471  -83.4489
Elevation: 260 meters (853ft)
Habitat: Prairie fen with a large proportion of marl with many cedar-tamarack patches. Lots of Typha angustifolia and the invasive Phragmites australis in the southern portion. A wide variety of Carex fruiting, but few Toxicodendron vernix and the ones seen are usually under 1m. Many rivulets and holes (I fell upto my hip). Not as peaty as other prairie fens in most places. Some management in the northern section by NOHLC, a burn several years ago and woody plant removal. 35m east from where the stream turns sharply east/west. Transition zone between marl and wooded fen. Ground dominated by Carex and Dasiphora fruticosa. Trees 5-6m tall and are tamarack and cedar. Ground moist but not wet or puddling. Dead, decaying animals and animal parts nearby. Possible deer bed.
Description: Population - Many clumps in various states of flower, less abundant than in other areas. Associated with Carex and Dasiphora fruticosa.
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Record Id: 6cec3659-bff5-4720-a45d-ac086984fc8d
Occurrence ID (GUID): 6cec3659-bff5-4720-a45d-ac086984fc8d
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