PFBP : Observations
Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
Catalog #: BRD13-10
Taxon: Symphyotrichum firmum (Nees) T & G
Family: Asteraceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   RHHK645   
Date: 2013-09-05
Locality: United States, Michigan, Oakland, Brandt Road Fen
42.85187  -83.46895
Elevation: 289 meters (948ft)
Habitat: 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.
Specimen Images
Access Rights: Contact Anna K Monfils (monfi1ak@cmich.edu)
Record Id: 772a7fe2-cfaa-4be3-aa85-da694309ab40
Occurrence ID (GUID): 772a7fe2-cfaa-4be3-aa85-da694309ab40
For additional information on this occurrence, please contact: Anna K Monfils (monfi1ak@cmich.edu)
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