PFBP : Observations
Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
Catalog #: IRQ5-14
Taxon: Schoenoplectus acutus (Bigelow) Á. Löve & D. Löve
Family: Cyperaceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   HK17   
Date: 2012-05-22
Locality: United States, Michigan, Lenawee, Ives Road Fen
41.9791  -83.9432
Elevation: 197 meters (646ft)
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. 60-70m from road/western boundary of the fen. Few shrubs seen until 10-50m in any direction. Stream can be heard to the southeast. 10m area dominated by Typha, Eleocharis, and sporadic Asteraceae, some Dasiphora fruticosa.
Description: Population - 4-5 individuals per 1m2 area for 30m2. Found near Typha, sedges, and asters on moist/wet ground.
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Record Id: 484cf70f-d63a-4e3e-ad13-c5d86807673a
Occurrence ID (GUID): 484cf70f-d63a-4e3e-ad13-c5d86807673a
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