PFBP : Observations
Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
Catalog #: LFN21-5
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
42.08975  -84.44716
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 south-central portion of prairie fen, 20m north of southern border, 30m east of north-south tributary. Area is marshy-pond patch surrounded by Cornus and Rubus. Area invaded by Typha and Phalaris arundinacea. Schoenoplectus pungens, Carex hystericina, and Asteraceae are abundant native vegetation. Ground wet and puddles in footsteps.
Description: Population - 0.6-1m tall. 8 stems per 1m2 for 10m2. No flowers or buds. Minimal leaf necropsy.
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Record Id: ef2641eb-f444-4d75-8672-d6290062ec63
Occurrence ID (GUID): ef2641eb-f444-4d75-8672-d6290062ec63
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