PFBP : Observations
Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
Catalog #: IRQ43-6
Taxon: Scirpus atrovirens Willd.
Family: Cyperaceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   RHHK390   
Date: 2012-07-25
Locality: United States, Michigan, Lenawee, Ives Road Fen
41.97  -83.944
Elevation: 184 meters (604ft)
Habitat: 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. 50m west of eastern border, less than 50m south of Typha/Phragmites/Sparganium stand. Sedge dominant with some Ranuculaceae, Eutrochium, and other Asteraceae. Shrubs about ever 10-15m, some taller trees to the west, alive and dead. Ground moist but no puddles.
Description: Population - Inflorescene with orange, not black, sparse, more near wetter areas and Typha. Fruits ripening, conspicous septa at base. Associated with Carex, Typha, and arrowhead.
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Record Id: 9df85f5b-c9a3-43a6-9f20-ac0aa936ab13
Occurrence ID (GUID): 9df85f5b-c9a3-43a6-9f20-ac0aa936ab13
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