PFBP : Observations
Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
Catalog #: LFR13-6
Taxon: Symphyotrichum firmum (Nees) T & G
Family: Asteraceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   RHHK474   
Date: 2013-08-05
Locality: United States, Michigan, Branch, Little Fawn River Fen
41.7606  -84.94179
Elevation: 309 meters (1014ft)
Habitat: Prairie fen surrounded by small wood pockets and agricultural fields. Several vegetaion zones: sedge meadow, wooded, marl. Most previlent species include Cyperaceae, Dasiphora fruticosa, Cornus, Symplocarpus foetidus, and Typha. Some Phalaris arundinacea near woods on north section of fen. Many small creeks zig-zag fen (less than 1m wide). Woody cover includes Larix laricina, Betula pumila, other birches, and Toxicodendron vernix. In westernmost area of fen. Area dominated by Asteraceae, Phalaris arundinacea, Clematis virginiana, and shrubs of Cornus, Toxicodendron vernix, and Ulmus. Graph vine and ground nut also common. Ground even and moist to dry.
Description: Population - One of the most abundant asters in the area. Some over 2m, branching. No buds or flowers.
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Record Id: 3bc04a00-f2f4-4c04-9d6c-918bd65f914a
Occurrence ID (GUID): 3bc04a00-f2f4-4c04-9d6c-918bd65f914a
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