PFBP : Observations
Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
Catalog #: LFN18-21
Taxon: Symphyotrichum firmum (Nees) T & G
Family: Asteraceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   RHHK474   
Date: 2013-08-09
Locality: United States, Michigan, Jackson, Liberty North Fen
42.08982  -84.44868
Elevation: 314 meters (1030ft)
Habitat: Fen on county and private land and managed by The Nature Conservancy. Grand River travels through center of fen (4m wide). Near river area dominated by Cyperaceae, Typha, and Dasiphora fruticosa; shrubs of Rubus and Cornus near woodland upland edges. In southwestern portion of prairie fen, 10m north of woody southern border, small wooded stream runs along west side. Stream runs along west side of quadrat. Stream wooded with white cedar, Frangula alnus, and Viburnum. Carex, Dasiphora fruticosa, and Asteraceae dominated area. Invasion by Frangula alnus and Solanum dulcamara. Ground hummocky and wet/muddy.
Description: Population - Does not appear common in area, 1-3 per 1m2 for 10m2.
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Record Id: 293914c5-c61f-46bc-b571-2aa5df592074
Occurrence ID (GUID): 293914c5-c61f-46bc-b571-2aa5df592074
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