Symphyotrichum firmum (Nees) T & G
Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski RHHK645
United States, Michigan, Oakland, Brandt Road Fen
State-owned prairie fen (public hunting) with mostly sedge meadow zones and interspersed small marl zones. Several manmade channels and small creeks run through it. Prevelant vegetation includes Carex sterilis, Dasiphora fruticosa, Larix laricina, Pycnanthemum virginianum, Doellingeria umbellata, Eutrochium maculatum, Scheonoplectus tabernaimontanii, Rhamnus alnifolia, and Cornus. Heavy invasion of Frangula alnus. Some Toxicodendron vernix but is not dense in most areas. Evidence of recent burn with burnt logs, snags, small brush, and little dead ground vegetation in some areas. Also evidence of humans and possible ATV traffic. In central portion of prairie fen, 50m west of channel, 60m east of dense Frangula alnus, 12m south of 12m tall aspen tree. Area dominated by small shrubs (F. alnus, Betula pumila, Cornus sericea, Toxicodendron vernix) with Carex, Asteraceae, and Poaceae in between and underneath. Multiple shrubs every 1m2. Ground hummocky and moist.
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