PFBP : Observations
Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
Catalog #: LAL17-2
Taxon: Symphyotrichum firmum (Nees) T & G
Family: Asteraceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   RHHK645   
Date: 2012-08-13
Locality: United States, Michigan, Livingston, Little Appleton Lake Fen
42.50523  -83.83971
Elevation: 235 meters (771ft)
Habitat: The fen is less than 30 acres surrounding the lake. There are shruby patches of Cornus, Toxicodendron vernix, birch, and aspen, and large patches of Typha and Phragmites. There are many streams 1m wide, one larger one on the north side of the stream. Evidence of maintenence with burn piles and woody cuttings. On south side of fen/lake, many dead snags and live aspen trees in area, 30m north of border. Area dominated by Cyperaceae, Eutrochium maculatum, Onoclea sensibilis, and Asteraceae. Shrubs about every 4m2 (Toxicodendron vernix, Frangula alnus). Ground tussocky, less ant mounds.
Description: Population - Branching but no buds or flowers seen. Reaching 2m tall, 2nd most dominant aster in area. Associated with Eutrochium maculatum.
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Record Id: afe43b22-2479-4a69-bfd9-82d89e74fa8c
Occurrence ID (GUID): afe43b22-2479-4a69-bfd9-82d89e74fa8c
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