PFBP : Observations
Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
Catalog #: NFQ6-3
Taxon: Symphyotrichum firmum (Nees) T & G
Family: Asteraceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   RHHK12   
Date: 2012-05-23
Locality: United States, Michigan, Jackson, Nirdlinger Fen
42.3499  -84.1814
Elevation: 246 meters (807ft)
Habitat: Small fen dominated by Carex. Several shrub zones of Cornus and a large wooded zone of Tamarack, Cornus, and poplur. Autumn olive encroaching on edges and some within fen on northern side. Nirdlingers maintain surrounding prairie. Homeowner to north manacures land in the lawn fashion to the edge of his property. 100m south of manicured pond with Typha. Small wooded area, 70m southwest of quadrat, 20m east of the heavy Carex stricta hummocks. Still slightly hummocky but drier and hummocks not as "tall." Still Carex stricta dominated, but other sedges, asters, and shrubs are more frequent.
Description: Population - Common aster in area, several per 1m2.
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Record Id: f7b6febb-b7ec-4742-a085-a405dc6e42a1
Occurrence ID (GUID): f7b6febb-b7ec-4742-a085-a405dc6e42a1
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