PFBP : Observations
Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
Catalog #: BUS13-8
Taxon: Symphyotrichum firmum (Nees) T & G
Family: Asteraceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   RHHK474   
Date: 2013-08-14
Locality: United States, Michigan, Washtenaw, Buss Road Fen
42.14983  -84.1316
Elevation: 281 meters (922ft)
Habitat: Prairie fen mostly round in shape with large Typha pond/stream in center. Surrounded by wooded upland. Encroachment by shrubs (Cornus, Spiraea alba, Toxicodendron vernix), especially from the north. There are large patches of Typha, Lythrum salicaria, and Phalaris arundinacaea in the northeast. The northwest has amazingly low number of invasives seen. No signs of management but many tracks of trucks or ATVs. Also, many invasives (Phalaris arundinacea and Lythrum salicaria) along creek. Some Frangula alnus in the southwest. In northern portion of few 250m south of Buss Road, south of 2 Ulmus trees 5-7m tall, adjacent to small Cornus foemina thicket and Toxicodendron vernix. Carex and Asteraceae meadow with Dasiphora fruticosa, Thelypteris palustris, Thalictrum dasycarpum, and Spiraea alba. Ground very hummocky and has standing water between hummocks.
Description: Population - No fruits or flowers. Seen with Carex, Thelypteris palustris, and other Asteraceae. 5 per 1m2 for 20m2.
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Record Id: 3a24446c-9e0e-4c1d-9111-0a605033e488
Occurrence ID (GUID): 3a24446c-9e0e-4c1d-9111-0a605033e488
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